The Little Nuthatch — black-bellied whistling duck

Summer at Viera Wetlands.

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Made it out to Viera Wetlands for the sunrise a couple weeks ago. Good day. There were loads of herons and egrets, some shorebirds, and the first Kingfisher I'd seen in a while. And, Common Gallinule babies! So many there of all ages. I love them, they are such ugly-cute babies.  

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Black-bellied Whistling Duck family.

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This morning I went out to Viera Wetlands for some bird watching. It was a beautiful cloudy morning, and there were chicks everywhere. The most exciting was a pair of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks with 15 ducklings! Adorable!

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Spring birdwatching.

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Here are some photos from recent birdwatching adventures, taken at Viera and Merritt Island. This is my first Spring/Summer birdwatching. I used to only go in the Winter but I am addicted now I have to go all the time, and it's so interesting. Black-bellied Whistling Duck. Purple Gallinule. White Ibis. Cattle Egrets. Sandhill Cranes, the young one still learning from it's parents. Tri-color Heron. Roseate Spoonbill. Intensely pink.

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