Sunday, January 26, 2014

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

We spent some time at the refuge this morning.  Although the sky was overcast and crappy for flying birds, there was no shortage of birds on the marsh.

Little Blue Heron, Glossy Ibis, Snowy Egrets and Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbills

Tricolor Heron

Glossy Ibis

Wood Stork

 Snowy Egret - they were feeding by hovering and snatching minnows off the surface

Blue-winged Teal sleeping

Ring-billed Gulls and Royal Terns

 Terns - Caspian (largest on left side), Royal (medium on right side) and Least (in foreground)

 White Pelicans feeding


Semipalmated Plover


 Savannah Sparrow

Florida Scrub-Jays

American Avocets

Bonaparte's Gull