Where did all the birds go?

Thursday April 4th 2019

Today’s weather was very similar to Wednesday’s. It was sunny and windy with a high temperature around eighty. A beautiful day for a wandering drive around the area.

I spent most of my wandering experience in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. It is across the Indian River from Titusville and shares the island with the Canaveral National Seashore and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Today I walked the trails around the Merritt Island NWR visitors center.

A little pollination.

Yesterday on the drive to the coast from the Orlando area and here at the RV Resort I saw lots of birds. For some reason I didn’t see many birds today. The wildlife refuge and the causeway across the Indian River should be ideal areas for the shore birds, but not today. On the trail at the visitors center I heard several song birds but didn’t see any. There must have been something about today’s wind direction or other weather condition that kept the birds out of sight.

Blossom of the day.

There were many nice blossoms of wild flowers along the trail and a few cultivated flower bushes at the NWR visitors center to keep me interested. I took a few pictures of the better colors. Last spring I saw a few turtles and fish in the pond, but not today. The most interesting creature on today’s walk was a dragon fly on the boardwalk. I’ll look for more wildlife tomorrow deaper into the NWR.

All that’s missing is a little fire breathing.

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