Reflection in the mangroves

The “Tricolored Heron is a characteristic bird of quiet shallow waters,”Ā (Audubon), and a very common sight in our wetland preserves in Palm Beach County. But I couldn’t resist the image of this strikingĀ Tri-colored, foraging in the mangroves at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge onĀ New Year’s Day morning. Almost hard to tell which bird is real […]

Rosie’s mid-morning stroll

This charmer was seen wading – and posing – at Merritt Island NWR. Ā  Of the world’s six species of Spoonbills, the uniquely beautifulĀ Roseate Spoonbill is the only one found in North America – and the only one that is pink!Ā Like many other wading birds,Ā Roseate Spoonbills were victims of the plume hunting trade in the […]

Take-out Breakfast

This Great Egret was enjoying a festive first breakfast of 2017 this morning at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge! After one successful foray, he strutted back out full of confidence for another fish course.The water was utterly calm and smooth. The crystal clear surface made for wonderful reflections, and probably made it quite easy for […]