These photographs were captured during short walk on a dike trail on Merritt Island, Florida. Random shots of what I spotted on either side of the trail.
Below, a Little Blue Heron seen sitting on some mangrove in the sun.
We found the Blue-winged Teals most everywhere. I don’t remember ever seeing any up north. Their range is most of North America, maybe I didn’t realize what they were.
Just as common here are the Gallinule, the bird with the red vinyl nose. Also the bane of wildlife photographers since they scream and run on water when you least expect it.
Last in this grouping is the pretty Tricolored Heron.
Southern marshlands are astounding in the amount of wildlife that can be found. We do appear to at least be trying to protect them and their environment. A few less houses wouldn’t hurt.