Birds, Birds, Birds of Viera Wetlands

Osprey in Flight

Common Grackle

Common Grackle

Great Blue Heron with youngGreat Blue Heron with young

Red Bellied WoodpeckerRed Bellied Woodpecker

As you can tell from today’s selection of photographs, our time at Viera Wetlands yesterday was wonderful.  Lots of action from about 8:00 – 10:00 am and then again from about 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm.  A thunderstorm whistled through the area in the afternoon but we ducked into the Vue to stay dry and waited out the rain before starting to shoot again.  One thing I learned yesterday afternoon is to have two cameras on the go instead of only one.  That way I can have my big lens on the tripod and my 300 mm lens mounted on my Canon 5D mk II for flight shots.  Makes it a lot easier than having to switch lens on one camera all the time.

We are heading for Orlando Wetlands in Christmas, FL in the morning for a little more birding.  Reports are there is plenty of activity there at the present time.


  1. Dick April 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    That’s a great photo of big and little Blue. It is the first time we have seen a young GBH.

  2. Erin April 2, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    More fantastic shots … I see a lot of time in Florida in our future. Thus far, our birding has been limited to two occasions pre-cruise – Wakodahatchee and Loxahatchee.