A selection of American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) images taken during a recent visit to the Orlando Wetlands Park. The Orlando Wetlands Park is a giant, artificially created wetland built to treat reclaimed water and, in a secondary use, provide living space for wildlife. The wildlife have the run of the place and it is not uncommon to find wildlife, including alligators, right up on the hiking trail.
The red shoulders of a Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) catch the early morning Sun as this common Florida raptor launches off its perch. The same Red-shouldered Hawk as in the image above perched in the bright, early morning light. Both images were taken at the Orlando Wetlands Park.
More selections from Sunday’s visit to the Orlando Wetlands Park on a dismally gray and overcast morning for a Pelican Island Audubon Society field trip led by Steve Goff and Susan Boyd. Pied-billed Grebe Blue-winged Teal Great Egret Great Blue Heron Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks Sandhill Crane White Ibis (juvenile) Little Blue Heron (juvenile) American Coot Tricolored Heron
Categories: Nature • Tags: American Coot, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Orlando Wetlands Park, Pied-billed Grebe, Sandhill Crane, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis
A selection of images from Sunday’s visit to the Orlando Wetlands Park as part of a Pelican Island Audubon Society field trip led by Steve Goff and Susan Boyd. The morning was dark and overcast during our visit so the lighting for picture taking left a lot to be desired. Roseate Spoonbill Roseate Spoonbill Barred Owl with a recent kill. Snowy Egret coming in for a landing. Red-shouldered Hawk carrying what could be material to build a nest with. Sandhill […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Alligator, Barred Owl, birding, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Orlando Wetlands Park, Pelican Island Audubon Society, Red-shouldered Hawk, River Otter, Roseate Spoonbill, Sandhill Crane, Snowy Egret, wildlife photography