Green HeronFor our last trip of 2015 we went to one of our favorite hot spots – Merritt Island. We started the day by singing happy Birthday to Maureen Picard and were delighted that she chose to join us on her birthday.

Our first stop was at the Parrish Park causeway where we saw Lesser Scaup, several species of shorebirds and a Horned Grebe. Our first stop on the Wildlife Drive was for a feeding frenzy right at the edge of the drive. Species included Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blues, Tricolors, White & Glossy Ibis, Rosette Spoonbills and Hooded & Red-breasted Merganser. It was a really great opportunity for the photographers. At stop # 6 there were Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitcher, Black-bellied Plover, Least Sandpiper & Caspian & Forster’s Tern.   Continue Reading »