Sunday, October 30, 2016

ORLANDO WETLANDS PARK

I spent the morning walking around the park.  It was cooler morning and the migrants are starting to come in from the north.

Great Blue Heron


Sandhill Cranes


Herons, Egrets and Ibises

Glossy Ibis on final approach

Limpkin


A pair of Bald Eagles


Little Blue Heron

Yellowthroat

Pileated Woodpecker male

White Ibis




Purple Gallinule


River Otter

 Marsh Wren

Green Heron

Swamp Sparrow with Marsh Wren


Boat-tailed Grackle


Common Gallinule


Red-shouldered Hawk

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Savannah Sparrow


Snowy Egret


Anhinga

American Bittern

Saturday, October 29, 2016

POLKA-DOT WASP MOTH

I occasionally see this moth around the property.  Next to the Scarlet Wasp Moth, it is one of the prettiest insect around.






Sunday, October 23, 2016

WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK

We went to Tallahassee for the weekend.  On Friday we had dinner at the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.  Before dinner, I collected some of the local wildlife around the spring boil.


 Pied-billed Grebe adult snacking on some kind of crustacean

 Pied-billed Grebe immature

 Common Gallinule (old name was Moorhen)

 Double-crested Cormorant

Anhinga landing

 Great Egret



Wood Ducks