Black Skimmers… I’ve never seen so much skimming. Long graceful glides over flat water with an uncluttered background, sometimes fairly close to shore. They use their longer, lower bills to slice through the surface searching for fish and write a sharp wake behind them. Wonderful to watch and with such good light, and a near perfect opportunity for photographs.
As usual, my visit to MINWR was very enjoyable – and engaging, and calming.
I went over to Merritt Island this morning with Kevin K. and Kevin M. It was a crisp, clear morning, so there weren’t many clouds to enhance the sunrise, but we enjoyed watching it and making some photos anyway. … It really did turn into an interesting morning.
So we watched a nice sunrise, found some interesting birds, and enjoyed being out in nature. All in all, a very good morning.
If you’re not a Florida resident, you may not be aware of how hard it is to actually see a launch unless you live very close to or are staying at the Cape.
Jetty Park and MINWR are great places to visit and very active right now. If you haven’t been recently, go!
Four of us from the Photography Interest Group visited the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge yesterday for the first time this year. It was a beautiful morning and this place is rockin’!!
Unlike some previouse trips to BPWD, there are huge numbers of birds there now. It’s a great time to visit – The water levels are high and the winter visitors have started to arrive!
Well, Fall has arrived here in Central Florida. It’s rescued us from our too hot climate and given us a few days of wonderful cool weather. So it’s a perfect time to get out and photograph our area’s nature and wildlife, and Kevin M. and I took off early this morning to re-visit Merritt Island … Continue reading Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – Fall is here!
Jim Boland’s newsletter let us know that they’ve reopened Black Point so when Tom M. asked if I wanted to go out photographing I suggested we head over to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. We met early Friday morning and drove over on State Road 50.