This morning I went to Merritt Island NWR and had a wonderful time. I stopped first just over the Max Brewer bridge in Merritt Island, and there was a nice Black-bellied Plover there just waiting to be photographed with a grassy background.
From there I went to Blackpoint Drive. This area was pretty slow, compared to what I normally see there. Highlights were a Reddish Egret that flew right over me, and about 30 Black-necked Stilts were all flying together.
|Black-necked Stilts (some of them)|
From there I went to the Canaveral National Seashore. The beach was much more crowded with people, and the birds were scarce. All I saw were Sanderlings, Ruddy Turnstones, Black-bellied Plovers, Barn Swallows, a couple Royal Terns, and a few Brown Pelicans. But what I did find was still pretty photogenic.
From there I drove up BioLab Rd. About half way up the road I ran out of time, but I did find a bunch of shorebirds all in a group with a couple Spotted Sandpipers, a Solitary Sandpiper, a couple Sanderlings, Western, Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers, and a few Short-billed Dowitchers.
So many great captures Scott!!! I went out to CNS yesterday morning too, just after sunrise and it was crowded. So many surfers going out. Unfortunately I didn't see much, I was hoping to catch a glimpse of a Black-bellied Plover, but had to settle for some Turnstones and Sanderlings.ReplyDelete