Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday, Feb 21 Merritt Island

Porpoise Fins and Shuttle - Mosquito Lagoon

Roseate Spoonbill, Tri-colored Heron and White Ibis feed together.

Geezers head north to Merritt Island Nat. Wildlife Refuge for some paddling on Mosquito Lagoon and a bit of birding. Water is too cold for Manatees – they are hanging out at power plants, where the discharge water is warm. Instead, we had Porpoises feeding around us and an Armadillo checking out our kayaks while we stopped to have some lunch.

After paddling, we birded along one of the refuge roads, eventually finding our main quarry, Roseate Spoonbill. Dinner in Titusville was at a Cuban restaurant we spotted along the way – great ropa vieja and dorrato tropical.

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