Viera Wetlands, 11/24/2011

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Osprey missing the Fish
Yesterday my son and I started what I hope will become a Thanksgiving tradition.  We went to Viera Wetlands.  Nathan rode his bike and I took my camera around the wetlands photographing birds.  We were only there for a couple hours--thanksgiving festivities had to be observed--but I'm glad we made the trip.

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Little Blue Heron
We didn't see anything spectacular there, though the click ponds had several species of ducks, including Canvasback, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked, Lesser Scaup, and Hoodies.  They were too far away for good photos, though.  My favorite part of the day was seeing several Little Blue Herons, Osprey and Caspian Terns.

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Little Blue Heron
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Caspian Tern
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Caspian Tern
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Osprey

Here are the birds we saw during our visit:

Blue-winged Teal X
Northern Shoveler 2
Canvasback 5
Redhead 2
Ring-necked Duck 4
Lesser Scaup 4
Hooded Merganser 5
Pied-billed Grebe X
Wood Stork 1
Double-crested Cormorant X
Anhinga X
Great Blue Heron X
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Little Blue Heron 4
Tricolored Heron 4
Cattle Egret 3
Green Heron 1
White Ibis X
Glossy Ibis X
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 1
Common Gallinule X
American Coot X
Limpkin 1
Sandhill Crane 2
Killdeer 4
Royal Tern 2
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Fish Crow X
Palm Warbler X
Savannah Sparrow X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Boat-tailed Grackle X

Comments

  1. Would love to go out w/ you sometime & see hiw you get such stunning shots! Love the li'l Blue Heron

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  2. If you're ever in the area, let me know!

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