The Little Nuthatch — little blue heron

Black Point Drive.

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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:  

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After the rain.

insects little blue heron mushrooms

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!  

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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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