Such a beautiful place... There are swan boats to rent and a floating fountain in the center of the lake that kind of sprays water all around. We've promised the kids we'll go back one time this summer and rent two boats so we can ride out to the fountain :) I'll be sure to take the camera!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
We spent a beautiful morning in downtown Orlando this morning at Lake Eola Park. There were swans and at least half a dozen other birds I couldn't identify. Please chime in in the comments if you see a bird you recognize (other than the swans, duh). There were also at least three different varities of swans (or species, I suppose). Black ones and white ones with thick yellow beaks, in addition to the traditional and familiar ones with slender red beaks. I think the yellow-beaked ones may have been trumpeter swans...?? Anyone? I'm including a short video with a quickie example of the call I kept hearing. It's not great quality and the ornery ole things shut up as soon as I whipped out the camera. They were FULL of music for the five minutes leading up to the appearance of the camera....