A dreary but beautiful morning.

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Knowing I was getting out of work early today, all I could think about was finally getting in some bird watching time! So despite the dreary clouds looming overhead I got in my car and was off to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, picked up breakfast at Sunrise Bread Co. and was on the beach by 10:30.

Found this beautiful Prairie Warbler on the dune. Unfortunately, also discovered the return of mosquitoes. BIG TIME. Rushed back to car!

Green Heron


Great Blue Heron

Eventually it did start to rain... Black-necked Stilt. Love their legs.  

Roseate Spoonbills in the rain.

What a great face! I also saw a number of nests out there. Will definitely be back to check for chicks.

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