Half the birds in North America got the memo: “Everyone meet at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in January.”
Of course, I jest…birds can’t read.
I saw more birds I didn’t recognize at the Refuge than any place I’ve been before!
I apologize for some of the photos….the place is huge and some of the birds stay far away from civilization! The Roseate Spoonbills were the best example, although the feral hog didn’t come any closer (good….see the tusk?)!
We immediately fell in love with the Black Skimmer, but he was alone in the Refuge and exceedingly difficult to photograph! I’ve loaded two photos so you can see his remarkable bill and how he skims along for fish….but neither photo is very good.
Roger, maybe we’ll spend some money for glass that will reach out and touch these birds!