I am working on so much new art! In the meantime, here are a few bird photos from an overcast day at Merritt Island...
Just a couple photos from Riverbreeze Park a couple days ago. Nice pier out to the Indian River. Plenty of gulls, pelicans, and this Great Egret that got a nice catch!
Friday night we had thunderstorms, followed by an incredibly windy Saturday, and a freezing cold Sunday. One of those days that while cold is bright and sunny and beautiful! A great day to be out. The birds, however, looked like they weren't too happy about the temperature... T he coolest thing I saw was 100 or so American White Pelicans flying over. Seemed like they just kept on coming... such large and graceful birds.
Happy New Years Eve! Great day, a cool morning warming up to a high of 76. Clear and breezy. Birds seemed to be everywhere all day! After going to Merritt Island and spending a couple hours at Black Point Drive this morning, I was once again lured outside in the afternoon by a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. That turned into a walk to the cow pasture where a Red-tailed Hawk circled with the vultures, and a flock of Robins hopped along the ground. What a beautiful way to end 2011! Fills me with hope for what is to come in 2012.
The ducks are returning, and the number of wading birds increasing. Oh, but how things go. I miss all the warblers that were passing through, and I guess my friendly Catbird and Ovenbird in the front yard have moved on further as I've not seen them in a few weeks. But now there are flocks of Robins... and much much more to look forward to.