Some Birds

Green Heron – Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, January 2015

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Henry David Thoreau

Fabulous day at Orlando Wetlands Park yesterday. Learned a lot – met some great folks. Looking forward to coming up to speed and being able to contribute. Saw many different birds that I hadn’t noticed before. Notable are the Cara Cara and vermillion flycatcher. Picture is a little fuzzy – but in person it was beautiful. I need to figure out if my shutter speed (1/500) was too slow, or auto focus failed.

Caracara with Food – Orlando Wetlands Park – February 2015

This morning’s walk will be at the UCF Arboretum – looking forward to enjoying the air.

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Orlando Wetlands Park

Sun on My Back – An American Coot. Orlando Wetlands February 2015

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it” – William Shakespeare

From the first day I found this park last fall, I fell in love with it. A 1500+ acre man made wetland which is used to filter water from a waste water treatment facility before flowing into the St Johns River.  The wildlife and vistas are spectacular. That coot in the picture was one of thousands that were frequenting the park last weekend.

Today I begin my first day as a volunteer for Friends of Orlando Wetlands, hopefully there is work I can do that will be helpful. And for me the reward will be spending more time at the park.

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