Return to Black Point

The last time we were at Black Point Wildlife drive was back in May (https://edrosack.com/2009/05/16/birds-scarce-at-black-point-wildlife-drive-water-levels-down/) when water levels were down and there were very few birds anywhere around. Yesterday, we made a return trip to see what the place is like after three months of almost daily rain in the Central Florida area. We arrived … Continue reading Return to Black Point

Birds scarce at Black Point Wildlife Drive – Water levels down

I visited Black Point Wildlife Drive at Meritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida this morning with my local Photography Interest Group.  Central Florida’s recent lack of rainfall has dramatically affected the region.  We saw small puddles in areas that are normally covered in water, birds and photographers.  If you’re planning to visit this … Continue reading Birds scarce at Black Point Wildlife Drive – Water levels down

Black Point Wildlife Drive – Friday, January 2, 2009

Ansel Adams said: “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter. ” For me, last Friday was one of those times. When I find myself in in a situation like this I have to be careful not to be overwhelmed. It’s too easy to start clicking the … Continue reading Black Point Wildlife Drive – Friday, January 2, 2009

That Darn Dodging Duck

You may remember my post from late last year (https://edrosack.com/2020/12/13/three-spoonbills/) where I mentioned a Cinnamon Teal that’s been wintering on Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.  I didn’t find the bird on that trip and it avoided me on three more tries, although reports kept coming that others had seen it. … Continue reading That Darn Dodging Duck

Merritt Island NWR – December 2020

‘Twas the night after Christmas* ‘Twas the night after Christmas and I sat at my desk, trying to decide which photos were best. To the refuge I’d been three times in December. I was writing a blog post to help me remember. All of these pictures I selected with care. In hopes that they’d make you … Continue reading Merritt Island NWR – December 2020

A good day in the wild

I made a trip to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge last Thursday. As you probably know, it’s a favorite of mine. I just hope all of you aren’t too tired of me writing about it. Refuge: 1. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship 2 a. A place providing protection or shelter 2 b. An … Continue reading A good day in the wild

Don’t miss a good one

I like the view at this place on the back portion of Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. I’ve photographed it several times, but this image is my favorite from that spot so far. Pond, grass, tree-line, and clouds The small pools of water aren’t always there next to the road, … Continue reading Don’t miss a good one

What is that?

As I was starting home from Merritt Island National Wildlife refuge yesterday morning, I decided to make one last stop along the causeway. Looking around, I noticed something in the distance rolling around in the water. I couldn’t tell what it was and I wasn’t carrying the long lens, so I walked over to the … Continue reading What is that?

Not so punny

Sometimes, I try to be clever and people ignore me – which may be a good thing. I noticed a Bottlenose Dolphin making a fuss hunting for fish – big splashes and noise.  I was too slow to catch that ruckus, but a few minutes later I made this photo as it swam through calm … Continue reading Not so punny