Great Egret, a very large snow white wading bird with bright yellow bill. Surprisingly, he allows me to get pretty close for a few shots. A juvenile White Ibis, with his long curved bill, is also present. The bird has grey spots that will turn all white as he matures. After enjoying the sun rise I run back in the humid morning air.
Pelican Island is our country’s first wildlife refuge and recently celebrated 100 years in existence.
wood duck are enjoying the morning as much as I am.
P.S. A trip to Sebastian Inlet on the Atlantic Ocean produced some manatee sightings and a Snowy Egret catching some fish.
West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)
"Snowy" catches a fish