Remembering the 3 June 2013 monthly bird survey at the Indian River Club. Wondering what going on the bird count is like? Click to watch this time lapse video and find out. A juvenile Osprey seen shortly after sunrise while driving to the Indian River Club. The bird was forlornly perched atop a auto garage sign. Note the white-fringed brown feathers and the reddish eyes indicative of a juvenile Osprey. The male Florida Scrub-Jay at the Indian River Club is […]
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches the NROL-61 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) at 8:37 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. View the NROL-61 launch photo gallery.
SpaceX launched the ninth of its commercial resupply missions for NASA to the International Space Station on 18 July 2016 at 12:45 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Besides getting the Dragon spacecraft successfully off into orbit, the first stage booster was successfully flown back to a safe touchdown on Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral. These images show the entry burn as the engines fire to slow the booster as it falls from a high altitude while traveling […]
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The Green Gables house built by William Twining Wells in 1896, remodeled in 1901 to its current configuration, is located along the Indian River Lagoon in Melbourne, Florida. Damaged by the hurricanes of 2004, an attempt is being made to buy the house and restore it as an example of Melbourne’s early history. Let us hope the plan to save the house succeeds. All too often Florida’s history falls to the bulldozer without much thought and too few people caring. […]
A Red-shouldered Hawk searches for breakfast in the first light of dawn. The photos were taken sitting inside a car using it as a blind during a surprise early morning encounter along a narrow country lane. The limitations of using a car for a blind is evident in the last photo of the hawk about to fly away. The cab of the car blocked the view of the hawk as it flew away off the power line. Buteo lineatus in […]
A juvenile Manatee with its mother were lounging around in the cove at Round Island on a very hot Sunday afternoon. Sad to see that mom has what looks to be a fresh boat strike on her back from being hit with a propeller. There were other adult Manatees with juveniles besides these around the cove.
The Port Canaveral Fourth of July celebration was held on Saturday, 2 July 2016, with music, food, and crafts for sale all centered around Exploration Tower. The fireworks display was fired off on the north side of the Port with viewing restricted to the south side or from a boat out on the water. Getting there early afforded a good waterside setup for photography plus watching the day come to a leisurely end. Two juvenile Green Sea Turtles kept the […]
Future’s past and present meet at the Apollo Saturn V Center where resides one of the last Saturn V rockets. This rocket never flew due to budget cuts ending the Apollo Program early. As a consequence, the large Moon rocket took on a new life as a display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.