Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Took a nice Saturday morning drive, here's a few things I saw along the way.

Photos taken with a Nikon D70s using a 70-300mm zoom lens.

 

Smile for the camera...

 

 

This one was a little camera shy.

Bad hair day, I think.

Just a little closer...

Roseate Spoonbill in flight.

A view of the general area.

The trail is an easy drive.

 

The entry to this road is located at GPS coordinates N 28 38.236' W080 46.663'.  Take the SE road.   This is not a challenging drive.  Any vehicle with some ground clearance will do fine.  Since it is a single lane path, you'll need to occasionally move over to allow traffic going the other way to pass.  There are an incredible number of birds and alligators along this drive.  I saw quite a few Roseate Spoonbills as well.  This one is worth a trip.  Take the family, plan on an hour of slow driving along the dikes.  You'll end up at Peacocks Pocket Rd, which takes you back to the main road.  Don't worry, you can't get lost.  All the trails leading other ways have been barricaded off.

 

Trails end, or trails beginning, depending on which end you start.

 

 

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