Labor Day Weekend – Visiting a New Place and the Regulars Return



I spent this weekend going first to a place I had not been before, Jetty Park, which is in Cape Canaveral, FL. It is along the Atlantic coast, just north of Cocoa Beach. The beach is really nice and we were greeted with a lovely sunrise, the first image shown below.

There was a fair bit of bird activity, mostly Caspian, Royal, and SandwichTerns and their young, juveniles, and there were a few juvenile Black Skimmers. The juvenile Skimmers never did get out and “skim”, but I was able to get a few images of them flying along the beach, the second image shown.

The second place visited was back to my local, as I like to call it, the Viera Wetlands, in Viera, FL. There again we were greeted by a wonderful sunrise, third image shown. We were very pleased to see a few of the winter regulars returning.

The pair of Crested Caracaras and some Blue-wings Teals. The last image shown is of the Crested Caracaras pair, who were quite interactive with each other. I am looking forward to all the new photo opportunities that await me with the new season!!

Jetty Park

“Black Skimmer Parent with Its Chick” by Nancy Elwood

Crested Caracara in South Texas by Nancy Elwood

Nancy Elwood

Nancy Elwood

Nancy Elwood is a Florida based professional nature and wildlife photographer. Her interest in the natural world started as a child reading and watching National Geographic. After graduating from Florida State University School of Nursing, she developed her interest in photography travelling with several National Geographic photographers to Africa, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. With them she started to hone her skills in capturing natures wonders through a camera lens. Nancy now, when not in the field, shows her work in juried art shows and runs photography workshops.

Nancy Elwood

Nancy Elwood

Nancy Elwood is a Florida based professional nature and wildlife photographer. Her interest in the natural world started as a child reading and watching National Geographic. After graduating from Florida State University School of Nursing, she developed her interest in photography travelling with several National Geographic photographers to Africa, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. With them she started to hone her skills in capturing natures wonders through a camera lens. Nancy now, when not in the field, shows her work in juried art shows and runs photography workshops.

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