The Little Nuthatch — killdeer

A warm and sunny afternoon at MINWR.

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The birds out at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge seem to have doubled since I was last out there! There are Pintails, Mergansers, Shovelers, and many more. The Horned Grebe is the star, it is so cute!! They were pretty far out so I didn't get a photo, but I enjoyed watching them all with my binoculars. It was about 80 degrees out there yesterday in the late afternoon, warm and sunny. I checked Black Point Drive, Bio-Lab, and Playalinda. Lots of seaweed on the beach. Here are a few photos:    

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On the Mosquito Lagoon at sunset.

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Here are some photos from the Mosquito Lagoon (along Bio-Lab Road at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge) at sunset. I WISH the photos  could show how gorgeous this was in person! It's beautiful.

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Black Point Drive.

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Here are some photos from Black Point Drive at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Not too much activity from the birds in the middle of the day, but what a nice way to spend the afternoon before a big Thanksgiving dinner!

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