Florida Waterbirds

A Trip to Canaveral National Seashore

I seem to spend my entire spring in Orlando, and I always intend to see the good things near it, but I never seem to get around to it. So in early May 2008, I rented a car and drove from Orlando to Canaveral National Seashore to see what I could see (and photograph what I could photograph) in terms of near-the-sea wildlife. My biggest goal was to see and photograph a Roseate Spoonbill, but I was perfectly willing to take anything that I got. Along the way, I got a few nice snaps -- but that'd be up to you to decide. Here's what I found...

Tricolor Heron
Gotta love the big blue herons. Here's a tricolor heron with some nice Spring plumage. We've got 'em at home, but not as colorful!
Mark Minasi