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 […]
Blustery conditions marked a Thanksgiving eve sunset walk on the beach with Bob Bruce, Janice Broda, and the dogs, Pepper and Sam. The sky was filled with Brown Pelicans who were having a terrible time flying against the strong wind. Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus) flying over the tempestuous ocean included a dark juvenile with two white adults with black-tipped wings. Storms often blow these pelagic birds closer to shore where the Gannets have little difficulty flying, unlike the Pelicans, against […]
A beautiful early June sunset over the Indian River Lagoon with Sam relaxing out on Bob Bruce and Janice Broda’s dock. In the panorama below that is Sam and Pepper silhouetted at right. To the left is Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. The lights directly across the water are from the city of Sebastian. A nice evening without too many bugs, which is rare as Florida heads into summer.
Photos from a sunset beach walk with Sam, Pepper, and Janice featuring a return visit to Blue Tile Roof House, now long past its prime, and to Trespass House, along with assorted birds and other oddities. Formation of Brown Pelicans. Pepper! A ubiquitous Sea Gull. Sam! – with Pepper in the background. Ruins of a beach house that does not know it is falling apart. Walking toward the end of the day. Pool art. One good Tern deserves another – […]
A lone male Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) drifts idly by on the breeze against darkening skies along the beach late in the afternoon of 30 November 2014 in Indian River County, Florida. The Frigatebird is a kleptoparasite, meaning it tends to steal food from other birds. It is also a pelagic bird meaning it spends most of its life over open water far out in the ocean but coming in along the coast at certain times of the year. The […]
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