Some are returning birds, like the Palm Warbler and the Yellow-throated Warbler. Some are new, like the female Painted Bunting. And some are regulars, like the Northern Cardinal and the Blue Jay.
I came across two new-to-me birds: A Grey-headed Swamphen and a Ring-necked Duck. Plus, I got to photograph some others I have photographed before.
A recent trip to Orlando Wetlands showed the variety of birds who are back in the area for the winter.
Included in this group are Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Common Yellowthroats, House Wrens and Swamp Sparrows. Also, I came across another new-to-me bird, a Swamp Wren.
I woke up fairly early and decided to head to the Orlando Wetlands. It was a cool, cloudy morning – but apparently I was in a fog. I was so disappointed in my photos I had to go back again later and try again.
It’s that time of year when little warblers seems to be almost everywhere in Central Florida.
With the temperature in the 70s, I was able to hike five miles across the Wetlands and photograph lots and lots of birds, including familiar ones and some new faces too.