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Black-necked Stilts Mating

Today, I spent a few hours at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge photographing a wide variety of birds to include Sandpipers, Plovers, Great Blue Herons, Great White Egrets, Red Herons, Tricolor Herons, Snowies, White Pelicans, as well as a few … Continue reading

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More Images from Florida

I am slowly making my way through the thousands of images I shot while spending 4 weeks in Florida in December and January. “Making my way” means reviewing them and culling out those that are not “keepers.” Then, after selecting … Continue reading

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Wood Stork at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

While at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and photographing White Pelicans, a Wood Stork flew into the area and began feeding on the same pond. Although I was enjoying photographing the pelicans, I could not resist watching and photographing the … Continue reading

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Northern Shoveler

I was on the “hunt” for waterfowl at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in December–hunt to locate and photograph them, NOT to hunt them as hunters do. I was successful and hopefully the hunters were not. One of the types … Continue reading

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Roseate Spoonbill at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

While exploring and photographing at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in December, I was fortunate to see and photograph a Roseate Spoonbill. Roseate Spoonbills are very unusual, large wading birds with pink plumage, red eyes and legs, and a distinctive … Continue reading

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White Pelicans at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

One of the refuges I visited in December, while in Florida, was Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge located on the east coast near Titusville. The refuge has over 140,000 acres and provides a wide variety of habitats:  coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries … Continue reading

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