Merritt Island NWR, 11/4/2012

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Red-breasted Nuthatch
After spending a couple hours looking for but not finding the Red-breasted Nuthatches that were found on Merritt Island yesterday, I decided to return today for a little bit to see if I could find them.  I arrived in the area to find several of my birder friends parked on the opposite side of the road from where I was looking yesterday.  They had already found one of the nuthatches, so I was able to just show up and enjoy.  In my excitement and haste, though, I forgot to check my exposure settings on my camera, and I ended up underexposing my best shots of the bird.  I performed a little Lightroom touch up work, though, and I was able to salvage something resembling a photograph. And I had an added bonus today--as I was getting ready to leave I found a Peregrine Falcon circling high over me.  I took a bunch of photos, but the falcon was just going higher and higher, so all but the first few I took really amounted to a waste of digits.

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Peregrine Falcon


  1. Red-breasted Nuthatch AND a Peregrine! That would be a good day in anyone's book!


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