Friday, April 3, 2015

Merritt Island NWR - Part II

Just a few more from Merritt Island NWR.

Have you ever wondered where the Double-crested Cormorant got that name? From the side you can't tell.
Double-crested Cormorant
But head-on you can see the two little breeding tufts. Sorry, crests!!
Double-crested Cormorant
To round out our Heron/Egret sightings, we found these two species perched up in trees.
Green Heron
Great Egret
And we saw this Reddish Egret doing the crazy dance while it was feeding. They do like to run around!!
Reddish Egret
After seeing nothing but White-faced Ibis for years in Texas, we have enjoyed seeing the other dark ibis, the Glossy Ibis. 

From Florida we are on to Augusta, Georgia. For golfers, it is the home of the Masters. For disc golfers, the home of the IDGC. What is that?? Stay tuned...