I was in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge last Thursday morning and made a number of photos I really like. Today I’ll share 10 that show some of what you can see there at this time of year.
Others I spotted: Belted Kingfishers, Greater Yellowlegs, Brown Pelicans, Anhigas, Double-crested Cormorants, a Northern Harrier, many Northern Shovelers, Blue-winged Teals, Alligators, Sanderlings, Caspian Terns, Savanah Sparrows, Wood Storks, the regular herons and egrets and more.
By the way #1: Jim Boland has seen and photographed the Cinnamon Teal again this year – so if you go, look for it along the Wildbirds Unlimited Trail south of the parking area on the south west corner of BPWD. I looked on Thursday, but didn’t spot it. I guess it’s my “nemesis bird” once again.
By the way #2: It was nice to run into Pat H. out there. I haven’t seen her for quite a while. She’s a wonderful photographer – check out her Flickr stream if you get a chance.
In spite of that darn Cinnamon Teal, MINWR is still a wonderful area. So many photos from a single trip! No wonder it’s is one of my favorite places, especially at this time of year. It’s beautiful and the variety of birds and wildlife you can see is amazing.
Header image: “Across the water”. You can view the full photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/edrosack/51759864252/in/dateposted-public/
Sorry for posting so many photos. If it’s any consolation – I could have posted even more!
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Please be kind, take care of yourselves and each other – and if you can, visit one of your favorite nature spots and make some photos!
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6 thoughts on “A Favorite Place”
The more photos you post, the better!!
Well, thank you Rob – what a nice thing to say!
Sorry for the late response, Ed. Gini and I managed to pick up a cold during our Texas trip. Thank goodness it wasn’t anything more “exotic”, but still took a bit out of us.
What a beautiful collection of photographs. Careful, though! You appear to be in danger of becoming one of “them” .— you know — a birder!
I’m with Rob. More is better when it’s photos from you!
Thanks so much Wally. And I’m glad too that you didn’t pick up anything more exotic.
Hope you and Gini have a wonderful holiday season!
One of my absolutely favorite places, too!!
Maybe we’ll see each other out there one day!