Found this Eastern Towhee calling at the beach yesterday.
On Saturday I was off and away into the darkness, driving to Merritt Island for a day of bird watching. As dawn approached I could see it was going to be a beautiful morning, and the first stop had to be the beach!!
I can’t resist the beach at sunrise. What followed was a great day of bird watching… for the next post.
Weather is in the 80s this week making the beach pretty crowded for January. I can see why, as it feels amaaazing! Of course I was there for the birds. The terns always look like they’re angry at each other, I just think these guys had a tiff and are going “hmph!”
The birds out at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge seem to have doubled since I was last out there! There are Pintails, Mergansers, Shovelers, and many more. The Horned Grebe is the star, it is so cute!! They were pretty far out so I didn’t get a photo, but I enjoyed watching them all with my binoculars. It was about 80 degrees out there yesterday in the late afternoon, warm and sunny. I checked Black Point Drive, Bio-Lab, and Playalinda. Lots of seaweed on the beach. Here are a few photos:
Here are some photos from Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge last weekend. I went to the beach, and took a drive down Bio-Lab Road, a little road along the Mosquito Lagoon. My favorite moment was spotting a beautiful blue Scrub Jay, although I did not get a photo, I was too busy enjoying the sight!
Today our first real cold front of the season came through. It’s wonderful, and I am forming plans for adventures this weekend! Can’t wait!