Created 17-Mar-12
Modified 17-Mar-12
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These pictures were taken, mostly, at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. This was my first visit to the reserve which is located next to Cape Canaveral on the east coast of Florida, an hour from Orlando. There was an amazing variety of birds, and in great numbers. I am sure that the time of year had a lot to do with the numbers and vivid colors. I would recommend this park to anyone interested in wildlife or scenic photography. In addition to birds I also encountered otters and peccaries. I did not see the manatees, though I did not spend much time looking for them.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:american alligator, american black-mallard hybrid, american coot, anhinga, baby anhinga, black necked stilt, kestrel,, black skimmer, black vulture, blue winged teal, boat tailed grackle, brown pelican, caspian, florida scrub jay, forsters tern, glossy ibis, glossy ibis, gray squirrel, great blue heron, great egret, greater scaup, green winged teal, hawk, heron, hooded merganser, hooded merganser, kestrel with dragonfly, little blue heron, merritt Island national wildlife reserve, northern shoveler, osprey, osprey with fish, pelican, pied billed grebe, reddish heron, roseate spoonbill, snowy egret, sparrow, tern, tricolored, turkey vulture, white, white ibis

Florida Scrub JayLittle Blue HeronSnowy EgretNorthern ShovelersWhite Ibis, ImmatureBlack Skimmer