Our first stop was in Titusville, Florida just east of Orlando. The drive up IH-95 was amazing, as we noted that about 75% of the license plates were from northeastern states and Ontario. The Snowbirds are migrating home for sure!!
We paid a visit to Merritt Island NWR, since we are always on the lookout for places to see and volunteer. This refuge reminded us of Laguna Atascosa NWR, with a lot of oceanside wetlands, plenty of birds, and a very nice wildlife drive. Many of the birds were showing their "high breeding" coloration and displaying.
One of the first birds we saw was this beautiful Bald Eagle, perched high in a snag.
|Great Blue Heron|
|American Alligator bellowing|