A Trip Report - Orlando, Florida February 2 and 3, 2011

Tri-colored Heron 

Tri-colored Heron

A quick trip to Orlando Florida had some nice highlights like the White-eyed Vireos and an interesting time with a Great Egret and a Tri-colored Heron. But I am worried that the ambient bird life (resident birds that I usually see) were not around. The Henry Leu Gardens is a botanical garden that has some great micro habitats. I have been there in February pretty consistently over the past few years and I remember the birds I used to see. There should have been more birds.

I have only seen White-eyed Vireos once before. They were very difficult to photograph as they flew from one shrub to another in frantic flight. The Tri-colored Heron walked along the shore of a lake and I was able to sit on a bridge that allowed me to photograph it.

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Tri-colored Heron
Tri-colored Heron
Tri-colored Heron
Anhinga
Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron

Compare the size of the Tri-colored Heron's beak to the size of the Great Egret's beak. How does the size of the beak integrate with its feeding habits?

Tri-colored Heron

Anhinga

Anhingas spend a lot of time holding their wings out so they can dry their feathers.

Anhinga
Anhinga
Great Egret
Great Egret
Anhinga
Anhinga
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret feeding. The head is totally under the water.
Courtship feathers of the Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Palm Warbler
slider turtle
Skipper
Great Egret hunting.
Palm Warbler
Slider Turtle

Long-tailed Skipper

(butterfly of the Hesperioidea family)

White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

White-eyed Vireo

The only species that I know that has white in its eye.

White-eyed Vireo