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Some that were and one that wasn't meant to be at Black Point Drive.
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Feb 9, 2019 08:37:27   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
After three months of not really being able to shoot, it feel great to get back out there. Last Thursday we spent the morning on Merritt Island at Black Point Wildlife Drive. The variety of birds was good and their numbers were OK - not great but adequate. Missing were Great Blue Herons and Reddish Egrets. I only saw a couple of Snowy Egrets but it was an excellent outing and I am happy with the results.

I really wanted shots of the beautiful Green Heron that I spotted but it wasn't to be.
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Tricolored Herons never fail to entertain with their hunting antics.
Tricolored Herons never fail to entertain with the...
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It was a good day for reflections. I named this on Big Foot!
It was a good day for reflections.  I named this o...
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This beautiful Great Egret disappeared into the grass and then departed the area.
This beautiful Great Egret disappeared into the gr...
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This little Green Heron was shy. My camera and tripod attracted a crowd of onlookers and he never emerged from the Mangroves.
This little Green Heron was shy.  My camera and tr...
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I believe these are Northern Shovelers.
I believe these are Northern Shovelers....
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There were Roseate Spoonbills in several locations on the drive.
There were Roseate Spoonbills in several locations...
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Another Tricolored posing nicely.
Another Tricolored posing nicely....
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A White Ibis check his reflection.
A White Ibis check his reflection....
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Feb 9, 2019 08:41:47   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
Gorgeous reflections! Also, the more muted colors as setting for your great egret are so complimentary. Very enjoyable series - so glad you are finally out and about.

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Feb 9, 2019 08:44:53   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
Linda From Maine wrote:
Gorgeous reflections! Also, the more muted colors as setting for your great egret are so complimentary. Very enjoyable series - so glad you are finally out and about.


Thank you, Linda. It was a beautiful day and the reflections were great everywhere I looked. It felt great to be there!

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Feb 9, 2019 10:23:29   #
DaveO
 
Thanks for the share! I'll be there next week.

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Feb 9, 2019 11:15:43   #
jederick (a regular here)
 
Looks like you had a great time and came back with some nice photos...enjoyed the downloads!!

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Feb 9, 2019 11:17:22   #
angler
 
Excellent set Carol.

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Feb 9, 2019 11:57:33   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
Outstanding, Carol. Very nice.

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Feb 9, 2019 12:53:03   #
Gary K
 
WOW!!! Carol, just when I thought it couldn't get any better, you post a collection of great water bird photographed. Now I'm really envious. I think I will go out and shovel snow today, although I may take off and shoot some winter pics. I can always get some ducks and geese standing around in the snow.
Absolutely wonderful photographs.
Thank you.
Gary

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Feb 9, 2019 12:58:56   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Good to see you back out, Carol!

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Feb 9, 2019 13:17:53   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
DaveO wrote:
Thanks for the share! I'll be there next week.


Thank you, Dave. It is a special place that I never tire of! I hope you have good weather and lots of birds.

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Feb 9, 2019 13:19:05   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
jederick wrote:
Looks like you had a great time and came back with some nice photos...enjoyed the downloads!!


It was an excellent day and a real treat to be at Black Point. I'm glad you enjoyed these.

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Feb 9, 2019 13:21:14   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
kpmac wrote:
Outstanding, Carol. Very nice.


Thank you!

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Feb 9, 2019 13:24:21   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
Gary K wrote:
WOW!!! Carol, just when I thought it couldn't get any better, you post a collection of great water bird photographed. Now I'm really envious. I think I will go out and shovel snow today, although I may take off and shoot some winter pics. I can always get some ducks and geese standing around in the snow.
Absolutely wonderful photographs.
Thank you.
Gary


Not to be a pain, but it got up to 80 on Thursday. It's overcast today and going to cool off some. I thought about you while I was there and made it a point to find gators, too. Thank you for your very nice comments!

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Feb 9, 2019 13:25:11   #
Cwilson341 (a regular here)
 
UTMike wrote:
Good to see you back out, Carol!


Believe me, Mike, it is good to be back!

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Feb 9, 2019 13:31:11   #
photophile (a regular here)
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
After three months of not really being able to shoot, it feel great to get back out there. Last Thursday we spent the morning on Merritt Island at Black Point Wildlife Drive. The variety of birds was good and their numbers were OK - not great but adequate. Missing were Great Blue Herons and Reddish Egrets. I only saw a couple of Snowy Egrets but it was an excellent outing and I am happy with the results.

I really wanted shots of the beautiful Green Heron that I spotted but it wasn't to be.
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After three months of not really being able to sho... (show quote)


Nice variety and some fine reflections!

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