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Monday, January 14, 2013

Viera Wetlands - Melbourne, Florida

Good morning,

We are off the ship on the way North to Ohio again, but first I'll share some images we took at Viera Wetlands, near Melbourne, Florida.
We have been here several times.  Sometimes we are able to drive these roads, but this time they were only open to foot traffic.
Since this is Florida, of course, there are always flowers. :)
This area was formed and is maintained by waste water. 
 There are numerous observation towers.  Sometimes when we are here we see quite a few people taking pictures, but this time we were almost alone walking the roads with cameras in hand.
 Out there is an island where the birds are safe to nest.
 I used to see quite a few red winged black birds back home in Ohio, but not so often any more.
 Ah, and look who lurks looking for a meal.  Yes, we are walking along a road near the water's edge.  I truly do prefer driving here!
 This was a noisy fellow!
 The wildlife don't see to be bothered by us at all.
 So pretty!

 Tomorrow I'll have a few more images from this trip to Viera Wetlands.

All the best,


Kathy said...

I really want to visit a wetlands. We also have many along the Texas Gulf Coast. It's just a matter of getting a round tuit!

Marit Johanne said...

It is beautiful! I could like a walk there!

Jan n Jer said...

I just love the birds of Fl

Pamela Gordon said...

These are wonderful pictures Lois. So nice to get close to these birds. We have lots of red wing blackbirds here in summer. They are among the first to arrive in spring and I always listen for their distinct trill. Pamela

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on heading home again!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! :)

Sherry said...

Nice pictures, but I agree, with the aligator, I'd rather be in a car! They aren't the friendliest creature God put on this earth!

Brigid said...

I've spent some time in the Everglades, both personally and professionally. It's not a place for the naive, as there are things around that can hurt you, but the beauty of it is just amazing. Thank you for capturing some of that with your wonderful photos.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's a great place to visit.

Montanagirl said...

Oooh - so nice! And White Ibis?? Would love to see some of those!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful wetland images.

Jack said...

On the way back to Ohio? Lois! It is still winter! It snows in Ohio and it gets cold. Reconsider and turn around!