Merritt Island NWR, 11/15/2011

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This morning I went to Merritt Island NWR. We first stopped by the Max Brewer Bridge and found several shorebirds, Long-billed Dowitcher, Sanderling, and Ruddy Turnstone.  We also saw several Osprey fishing.  From there we went to Blackpoint Dr., where we saw Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Northern Pintail, American Avocet, and all the usual herons and egrets. After leaving Blackpoint Dr, we saw about 8 American Kestrels perched on power lines and trees along the road.

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Black-Bellied Plover
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Long-billed Dowitcher
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Long-billed Dowitchers
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Tricolored Heron
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American Kestrel
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Great Blue Heron
Here's a list of the Bird species I saw this morning:

Gadwall X
Eurasian Wigeon X
American Wigeon X
Blue-winged Teal X
Northern Pintail X
Pied-billed Grebe X
Wood Stork 1
Double-crested Cormorant X
Anhinga X
American White Pelican 10
Great Blue Heron X
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Little Blue Heron X
Tricolored Heron X
Reddish Egret 1
Green Heron 3
White Ibis X
Glossy Ibis X
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey 20
Bald Eagle 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
American Kestrel 8
Common Gallinule X
American Coot X
Black-bellied Plover 1
American Avocet 2
Willet X
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Ruddy Turnstone 5
Sanderling 2
Dunlin 5
Long-billed Dowitcher 10
Laughing Gull X
Ring-billed Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Belted Kingfisher 5
Fish Crow X
Tree Swallow X
Northern Mockingbird X
Common Yellowthroat 2
Palm Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Savannah Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird X
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle X
Boat-tailed Grackle X