A Little Blue Heron appeared on the jetty at Jetty Park as a crowd of reporters and space fans waited for the return to Port Canaveral of the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship bearing the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster that had launched the Merah Putih satellite only a few days ago. More photos of the booster return to follow.
Four days at the West Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant helping to guide the Audubon Advocate students on their first birding experience resulted in a bonanza of bird photos. A selection of which can be seen here. The complex is a wastewater treatment plant coupled with manmade wetlands that naturally filter the water before it is released. The wetlands attract wildlife, especially birds of all kinds. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Sandhill Crane […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Blue-winged Teal, Double-crested Cormorant, Florida, Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Indian River County, Little Blue Heron, Osprey, Sandhill Crane, West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, White Ibis
A sampling of bird images from an afternoon visit to Sebastian Inlet State Park. Snowy Egret Great Blue Heron Cormorant Cormorant choking down a fish. Red-breasted Mergansers Red-breasted Mergansers Little Blue Heron Magnificent Frigatebird Ruddy Turnstones Ruddy Turnstone Brown Pelican
More selections from Sunday’s visit to the Orlando Wetlands Park on a dismally gray and overcast morning for a Pelican Island Audubon Society field trip led by Steve Goff and Susan Boyd. Pied-billed Grebe Blue-winged Teal Great Egret Great Blue Heron Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks Sandhill Crane White Ibis (juvenile) Little Blue Heron (juvenile) American Coot Tricolored Heron
Categories: Nature • Tags: American Coot, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Orlando Wetlands Park, Pied-billed Grebe, Sandhill Crane, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis
The monthly bird count at the Indian River Club started at sunrise and carried through a brief ethereal white murk till the Sun finally got high enough to burn off the fog. At that point the magic vanished and we returned to the reality of driving golf carts around a golf course counting various bird species. Below is a sampling of images, some enhanced to catch the feel of the day. Thank you to Joe Carroll, Roz James, and Susan […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: bird count, birding, Florida Scrub-Jay, Glossy Ibis, golf cart, golf course, Indian River Club, Lesser Scaup, Little Blue Heron, Mottled Duck, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Tricolored Heron, Vero Beach, White Ibis