|American Alligator at Santee NWR|
We managed to get to St Augustine the second night just after sunset, and as we were watching Black Skimmers and Great Egrets flying up the channel at Velenzo Beach we noticed a strange light in the southern sky. As pictured below you can see a Delta Rocket which was launch from Kennedy Space Center about 100 miles south.
|Delta Rocket launch|
The third day found us at Lake Woodruff NWR north of Orlando. What a great place to bird. I never saw so many Blue-winged Teals in one place. Coots and Common Moorhens were everywhere also. Large waders were present in large numbers also including Herons, Egrets, Sandhill Cranes and Wood Storks.
|Snowy Egret, White and Glossy Ibis|
|Wood Stork (Click on images to enlarge)|
As we were walking around the dikes the local Black Vultures were acting like toll collectors and we were having trouble trying to pass them.