She was the star of the show with a contingent of chattering humans scattered below her high perch.
The wide band across her chest, the “belt”, identifies this as an adult female.
I found her beside Blackpoint Wildlife Drive overlooking wide open water marsh.
The limitations of my excellent equipment is frustrating in these situations. I made up for the lack of focal length by careful cropping.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida