It’s getting to be that time of year down here in Central Florida: Hot, muggy, and buggy, with many of the birds hiding or gone.
None the less, Kevin K. and I went over to Merritt Island last week to see what’s going on. Our first stop was along the Indian River at the Titusville Marina. Clouds on the horizon helped the sun add some color to the morning.
On Black Point Wildlife Drive, our most interesting find was this Stilt wading through calm water and good light. I like this close up, but I wish I’d also made a frame including the whole reflection.
As we left, this healthy looking animal was calmly marching across the black top. There were no cars coming from either direction, so we could stop and give him the right of way. And make a photo too!
Why did the gator cross the road? It didn’t say, but the grass is green on the other side!
There are still some interesting birds at MINWR. For instance, Pat H. found a Clapper Rail on BPWD a couple weeks ago. But it seems like most of our winter visitors have moved on. Maybe we need to move on too and look for photo ops in other spots until it starts cooling off again.
You can click on these images to view a larger version on Flickr. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!
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4 thoughts on “Merritt Island 6-9-19”
Great photos as always Ed. I would freak out if I seen that gator! You must not be afraid of them!
Thanks Michele. It was just a junior gator – only 7 or 8 feet long, so not too scary. And we were in my car 🙂
Beautiful work…what a fine time you had, even in the heat! Heat doesn’t bother us too much when were are taking pictures!
Thank you Dorothy. Yes, we did have a fine time and the heat wasn’t too bad on Black Point, since we could ride the whole way!