Traveling at a top speed of .7-mile-per-hour, the mobile launcher made its inaugural trek along the crawlerway to Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39B for a quick fit check during late August and early September 2018. Key systems being checked out over the next several days include ensuring the water suppression systems align and the environmental control system that provides air and gaseous nitrogen purges to the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket through the umbilicals hooks up properly with the […]
A cute Pied-billed Grebe [Aren’t they always cute?] floats on Lake Apopka in Florida on wind-rippled water reflecting the blue sky above. Podilymbus podiceps in a complex interplay of light and water.
A very cute Pied-billed Grebe does a very good Das Boot impression at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Check out the sequence of images as the Grebe submerges underwater like a feathered submarine. Grebes spend a lot of time underwater going after prey. These very skittish birds also, generally, don’t stick around very long for the camera to get photos of them so this was quite a treat.
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