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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Viera Wetlands

Another place near Titusville that we had heard about for great wildlife viewing was the Viera Wetlands.  The official name is the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera, but most people just call it the Viera Wetlands.   The wetlands were actually built as impoundment ponds for the nearby Brevard County wastewater treatment plant to provide for biological purification of the water.

White Pelicans

Wood Stork


Great Egret


Young Raccoon

Glossy Ibis

In the right light male Grackles can be very iridescent.

Little Green Heron

Great Blue Heron

(a poor image, but a fairly elusive bird)

Osprey with a fish

The Great Blue Herons liked to build nests in the crowns of palm trees.

A Great Blue Heron with a chick

Pie-billed Grebe

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Few ever get a glimpse of a rail, much less a photo. The only time I have seen a sora is when the orthinologist leading a tour brought out a recording, and used it to call the bird out of the foliage.