Kevin M. organized a trip to Viera Wetlands on Friday and Kevin K., and I went along. We were at the small park across from the Lone Cabbage Fish Camp where SR 520 crosses the St. Johns River about 45 minutes before sunrise. It was very dark – making focusing difficult and exposures long. It was also very calm, and I thought the reflections in the water were lovely.
Kevin M. noticed a puddle in the parking lot and we spent several minutes using it to frame the sunrise. You should check out Kevin K’s version of this here on Flickr.
At Viera Wetlands, the rangers closed the roads because of all the rain we’ve had, so we walked around the cell closest to the entrance. It was quieter than the last few times I’ve been there, but we still saw many of the usual Florida avians. This Turkey Vulture was posing in good light on one of the observation platforms.
It’s still plenty hot here in Florida, but the days are getting shorter. We can look forward to cooler weather soon along with the arrival of migrants and winter visitors to make the birding even more interesting.
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