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Savannah NWR; 02 April 2014

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Today I decided to make a trip over to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in the evening instead of the morning.  My mother and father joined me for the ride over and it turned out be a fun outing.  The USFWS is letting water into the diversion canal, which has raised the water level, so we didn’t see as many alligators as we expected.  We did see a lot of Anhingas though, including a tree full of them just before the end of the drive.  Among the other birds we saw were a Blacked Necked Stilt, Great Blue Herons, Blue Winged Teal, a Northern Shoveler, a Snowy Egret, and a male Wood Duck (although it was at the end of the drive and I didn’t have good light for a photo).

This turtle was crossing an open area and decided he didn't like the attention he was getting.

This turtle was crossing an open area and decided he didn’t like the attention he was getting.

Fiddler Crabs on a mud bank at low tide

Fiddler Crabs on a mud bank at low tide

Male Anhinga

Male Anhinga

Female Anhinga

Female Anhinga

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This Osprey was "hovering" over the water hunting...

This Osprey was “hovering” over the water hunting…

and he was successful, seen here flying off after catching a fish.

and he was successful, seen here flying off after catching a fish.

Black Necked Stilt and a pair of Blue Winged Teal

Black Necked Stilt and a pair of Blue Winged Teal

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Alligator

Alligator

This Great Blue Heron was seen along the diversion canal...

This Great Blue Heron was seen along the diversion canal…

until a young child excited to see it yelled out and it flew off.

until a young child excited to see it yelled out and it flew off.

Alligator

Alligator

Male Anhinga

Male Anhinga

Small Alligator

Small Alligator

Turtle sticking his head out of the water in the "turtle hole"

Turtle sticking his head out of the water in the “turtle hole”

Young alligator

Young alligator

Male (top) and female (bottom) Anhingas

Male (top) and female (bottom) Anhingas

A tree full of Anhingas

A tree full of Anhingas

A tree full of Anhingas at sunset

A tree full of Anhingas at sunset


2 Comments

  1. Jeanie says:

    Mac, I always enjoy your wildlife trips. Thanks for sharing!

  2. KF4LMT says:

    Thanks, Jeanie. I’m hoping to go to Harris Neck in the next few days, I’m eager to see if there are more Wood Storks showing up.

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