Osprey on a light pole, Ernest Lyons Bridge.
Daughter Laura and I walked across the bridge and back around noon today, about 2 and a half miles altogether.
Nice views of the Indian River Lagoon from the bridge.
And soaring ospreys.
And a dolphin.
Ring-billed gull loafing on a light pole.
Laura spotted a diving duck and I zoomed in.
Looks like a female Red-breasted Merganser.
A large diving duck with a long thin bill, the Red-breasted Merganser is found in large lakes, rivers and the ocean. It prefers salt water more than the other two species of merganser.
The Red-breasted Merganser breeds farther north and winters farther south than the other American mergansers.
Good eyes, Laura!