As the season winded down, there was one last trip to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. It was warming enough that the alligators began to arrive.
A reddish egret in a rare moment of standing still
The roseate spoonbills continued throughout the season, much to my delight
An immature tri-colored heron had learned to fish on its own
And possibly a flock of godwits?
And a tri-colored heron catching the sunset
This post was scheduled for this day. NomadRuss is spending the season at Katmai National Park in Alaska. He won’t have solid internet connection again until late September, so responses to comments may be delayed. Please be patient and see you in the fall! Still, look for posts here every Thursday!