Merrit Island Wildlife Refuge and Vicinity

with Jackline and Elston Hill

December 2013
The Merrit Island Wildlife Reserve surrounds the Space Center. In this picture you can see the hanger for the Space Shuttle.
We arrived by 7 a.m. each morning to see the sun rise and watch the birds begin their day.
One of our favorite birds was the Roseate Spoonbill.
Great Blue Herron
Left, Tricolored Heron.






Below, Reddish Egret

White Ibis with snow egret at left.
Below, immature white ibis.
Glossy Ibis
White Ibis and snowy egrets hang out together a lot.
Osprey
Wood Stork
Brown Pelican
Cardinal