The Little Nuthatch — alligator

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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Here are some photos taken a couple weeks ago at my favorite place, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Juvenile Little Blue Heron. River Otter. Blue-winged Teal. Pelicans. Snowy Egret, lots of lovely plumage! I've been doing a lot of birdwatching lately and not too much painting. The birds are on the move again, migrating, and I am in a hurry to see what I can before they are all gone!

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Black Point Drive, on a cold and wet morning.

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This bird in flight makes me laugh... All the birds looked cold like this. All tucked in. How cute are armadillos? They are so small and remind me of bunnies, but with armor. Those pelicans where at the Manatee Observation Deck, but unfortunately no manatees.

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Every winter I go birdwatching at Black Point Drive, on Merritt Island. It is a beautiful trail that you drive and has many places to walk around. Today was cold and VERY windy so we didn't get out of the car much. The water was high and choppy and the birds were sometimes having trouble flying in all that wind. There were not a many birds as usual, although still plenty, and we also saw an alligator and an otter that walked right across the road! It was lovely, I am never disappointed when I go there, and always inspired!...

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