Sandhill cranes near the town of Viera
There was a caracara at the Viera Wetlands.
Along with an uncountable number of coots, only a tiny, tiny percentage of which are shown in this picture.
On the way to Merritt Island NWR, we stopped at Parrish Park, which is just on the other side of the Max Brewer Bridge from Titusville. The Max Brewer drawbridge is the longest swing bridge in the state, and one of only two existing historic deck girder swing bridges in Florida. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced by a high, fixed-span bridge.
Our group leader identified 92 different species, and I saw 60 or so. Some of my favorites are the sandhill crane, pie-billed grebe, roseate spoonbill, and peregrine falcon. My list for the trip:
great blue heron
little blue heron
yellow rumped warbler