Activity at the Viera Wetlands

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Just an FYI for those traveling to this area, the property to the north of the wetlands is being prepared for development. Last Saturday there was a lot of activity that I fear will have a negative impact on the wetlands. This area is marked as “future development” on the Viera Company’s maps and I guess the future is here.

What I hope will not continue was the very annoying helicopter circling the area rather low. I believe that alone pretty much ruined any chances for wildlife photos. On the ground, I could hear and see there the construction vehicles scraping the dirt and dump trucks going back and forth hauling it away and returning empty.

There was a noticeable lack of wildlife. Normally, I’ll see great blue herons in nests, on the grounds, everywhere. Only saw a handful and only on the shores. Also noticed a lot less ibis, egrets and smaller birds. My hope is the helicopter was the cause and they’ll be back next time I’m there. I really hope so. I’ll update this post after my next visit.
 
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Very sad indeed. On my trip to Viera this past March I noticed that things were different, not nearly the wildlife as in past years. Well, you can't stop progress, I guess but what a shame. I have fond memories of Viera from long past when the NikonCafe held get togethers there.
 
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Don Grainger on the far right, stldon, just had lunch with him a week or so ago, unfortunately he does not shoot images any longer, but is still kicking and buying old Gran Torinos and Fairlanes to enjoy.
 
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