|Yellow-crowned Night Heron|
On Saturday I went to Merritt Island, and I already shared my experiences at CNS
in a previous post
, but here I'd like share some of what I'd seen elsewhere on the island. When I arrived, I first went Pumphouse Rd, which is often my first destination on the island. Easily my favorite moment here was seeing a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron. I had only photographed them as adults before, so I'm glad to add this to my collection. Many shorebirds were here, including American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover, Least, Western and Semipalmated Sandpipers, a Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Semipalmated Plovers and one Wilson's Plover. Lauging Gulls, Forsters and Royal Terns, and Black Skimmers were also there.
After visiting CNS, I drove up BioLab Rd. Shortly after turning onto the road, the weather began to turn sour. Eventually I was engulfed in a thunderstorm. There were many shorebirds to be seen, but I lost interest in trying to identify them through the rain. I did get a couple shots of a Spotted Sandpiper and Osprey.
Nice! Love the tri-coloredReplyDelete