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Wildlife at Tideviews Preserve, Atlantic Beach, FL

Crab

I was just in Atlantic Beach, FL and saw the lovely Tideviews Preserve there.  This area is a suburb of Jacksonville, FL and is right on a large river and very close to the Atlantic Ocean.  This is basically a brackish tideland marsh.

I saw a lot of tiny crabs along the path in the dirt and a few on the boardwalk.  They scattered when I approached.   I also spotted a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron; and several Great Egrets while I was there at about 10:30am which was an incoming tide towards a high tide.  I have been told that many more birds can be seen there during the low tide, including Roseate Spoonbills.  So, perhaps the next time I am there I will hope to go during a low or even minus tide.  It was a fun visit even though I did not see very many birds. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Egrets in the Trees

Great Egret

Scenic view down the marsh canal from the boardwalk pier

 

 

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Great Egret

Great Egret

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