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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; 24 March 2014

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I made a visit to the Savannah NWR so this morning I went over and drove the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive and got out to walk to one of the trails.  The temperatures were cooler than the recent trend and the winds were high and cool so I didn’t expect to see much.  At first I thought it was going to be a fruitless trip but in the end it paid off; I saw several Great Blue Herons, a Glossy Ibis, Tri Colored Herons, Little Blue Herons, Blue Winged Teal, Pied Billed Grebes, Anhingas, and Ospreys as well as the ever present Coots and Gallinules.  Despite the cooler temperatures, there were still plenty of alligators to see – I counted 26 of them – but I only saw one turtle today.

Great Blue Heron in flight

Great Blue Heron in flight

Great Egret in flight

Great Egret in flight

Osprey soaring over head

Osprey soaring over head

Osprey in flight

Osprey in flight

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

The same Great Blue Heron in flight...

The same Great Blue Heron in flight…

landing a little ways away...

landing a little ways away…

and bringing its wings in

and bringing its wings in

Cardinal

Cardinal

Alligator sunning on a canal bank

Alligator sunning on a canal bank

Juvenile Tri Colored Heron

Juvenile Tri Colored Heron

Female Anhinga

Female Anhinga

Alligator sunning in the grass

Alligator with 3 young alligators sunning in the grass

Pied Billed Grebe

Pied Billed Grebe

Male Anhinga

Male Anhinga

Male Anhinga

Male Anhinga

Alligators sunning on the bank of the diversion canal

Alligators sunning on the bank of the diversion canal


1 Comment

  1. Paul says:

    outstanding shot of the GBH in flight and gazing to the left in front of the leading edge of the left wing.

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