This lone shorebird is so intent on foraging for food that it scarcely pays any attention to me or my camera.
Sometimes called a snake bird since it swims with only its head above water, this bird can dive to great depths and remain underwater for some time as it hunts for food.
Just one of the critters you have to watch out for when photographing wildlife on Merritt Island.
Great Egret At Rest
This Great Egret or White Heron takes a break perched in a pine tree above the waters of the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge.
This Tricolored Heron was found at the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in Florida.