Saturday, January 9, 2010

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

This is my first blog post. Hope to add something at least once weekly. Please enjoy!

Last weekend we made our annual New Year's weekend trip to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL. This year it was very cold and windy!
Last year we were very lucky and had a mild and calm day which resulted in thousand of birds in the bodies of water along the refuge's Black Point Drive. This year the birds that were there, were very far from the drive and very clumped together. We did find a few in the waterways along the drive and in the smaller ponds that weren't being whipped up by the wind.

For next several months this will be a good place to see & photographs many water birds. There are ducks, herons & egrets. The Roseate Spoonbills are always a great sight to see.

This is a great place for bird photographers as you can shoot from your vehicle or get out and use a tripod. Many times they are close enough to get shots with a 200-300mm lens. So if you are in Florida you should check out Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

That's all for now!
Turn that Camera On!


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