Thursday, February 16, 2012

Snowy Egret

This is another snowy egret shot from New Smyrna Beach.  There are always a few of the birds feeding in the tidal pools around the jetties on the south side of the Ponce Inlet.  Since the jetties usually have a lot of activity from fishermen they have become relatively accustomed to people.  In addition to the snowy egrets there was a large flock of skimmers, a number of Ruddy Turnstones, a pair of dolphins hunting within 100 feet of the shore and much more.  It's a great place to visit.  I recommend entering through Smyrna Dunes Park and taking the boardwalk to one of the beach access points.  Along the boardwalk you'll see a number of gopher tortoises and a couple of lucky people have even photographed an eastern diamondback rattlesnake.  Kudos to Volusia County for maintaining such a great facility for wildlife.

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