Photos I took of some Northern Parulas, who were at Orlando Wetlands Park in May 2023.
On every trip out to photograph birds, I hope for at least one special moment. On a recent trip, I had not one, but two special moments — and they both involved the same bird.
For the past several outdoor outings I’ve been trying to find and photograph some little birds. They’re tough to spot and don’t hang around long for a picture.
A Snowy Egret stopped by to grab a little lunch at the Cypress Boardwalk at the Orlando Wetlands Park. Fortunately for me, I got photograph the whole thing.
They’re really shy birds – not sure if it’s because they have a really interesting call. To me it sounds like an amplified version of water dripping.
I visited near sunset on Tuesday and ended up seeing three sets of youngsters – baby Roseate Spoonbills, baby Great Egrets and, of course, Sandhill Crane colts.
It wasn’t until this past Saturday that I visited Orlando Wetlands Park in the evening, and what a difference there was.
I photographed this pair of Sandhill Crane colts when they were just two days old. Now, they are a little more than a week old.
There are several different types of herons, but a couple are harder to find than others.
Some baby Sandhill Cranes hatched late last week at Orlando Wetlands Park. The two-day-old birds were the focus of lots of attention – not just from their parents.