I took a brief ride down Black Point Drive at Merritt Island NWR recently and said hello to some of my Winter (or all year!) favorites. Hooded Mergansers: Wood Stork: The elegant American Avocets: Roseate Spoonbill: Juvenile Little Blue Heron:
Everything was looking beautiful after a thunderstorm this afternoon. I'm sure all the mushrooms didn't just pop out of the ground right after the rain, but it looked like they did!
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!