01-12-2013 Merritt Island Kayaking

January 13, 2013  •  1 Comment

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We had fantastic weather this weekend and my kayak was calling.  Saturday morning I stayed close to home and kayaked a place I know that no-one else goes.  My hope was to get some good duck pictures, but this place is also great for Swallows.  The last time I went it was Barn Swallows, this time I was greeted by thousands of Tree Swallows.  I spent about 2 hours with them, most of the time I was about 15 feet away from a few small trees that had hundreds of Swallows resting and preening.  After leaving the Swallows I did find a few Blue-winged Teal and a group of about 50 Hooded Mergansers.  I could hear duck hunters shooting to the south, so made sure I didn't push them.  On my way back to the launch I drifted silently around a blind corner and surprised a Tri-colored Heron about 10 feet away.  He looked at me like how did you get the drop on me?  I was so close that he didn't know what to do and just looked at me as I floated by.

Sunday I left the camera at home an went fishing in the Banana River No Motor Zone.  It was windy, but I caught one nice Redfish and enjoyed another morning on the water.

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Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow Tree Swallows Posing

Tree Swallows Posing Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican Fantasia Pose Hooded Mergansers

Hooded Mergansers Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron


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Sonia McCrory(non-registered)
Thank you so much for sharing your blog and pictures . Enjoyed reading the story and seeing the pictures.
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