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Photos from the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; 22 May 2015

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Yesterday was a great day for visiting the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; the temperature was perfect, the humidity was low in the morning, and the skies were just cloudy enough to cut down glare but still have plenty of wonderful sunlight for photos. It turned out to be a great day for photographing one of my favorite birds – the Red Winged Blackbird. They usually don’t stay in one place long enough to photograph, but yesterday they seemed to be practically modeling for their photos! There are also plenty of common Gallinule families to see, over the last few visits it hasn’t been unusual to see both parents as well as 3 or 4 chicks. Yesterday I got to see one of the parents feeding some of the chicks.

Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail

Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast...

Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast…

...but it came up with a stick

…but it came up with a stick

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

Great Blue Heron caught mid-strike

Great Blue Heron caught mid-strike

Red Winged Blackbird (and a spiderweb)

Red Winged Blackbird (and a spiderweb)

Young Alligator

Young Alligator

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

It was fun watching this Red Winged Blackbird looking under the edges of the lily pads for a meal

It was fun watching this Red Winged Blackbird looking under the edges of the lily pads for a meal

Red Winged Blackbird jumping between lily pads

Red Winged Blackbird jumping between lily pads

Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird

Common Gallinule and chick

Common Gallinule and chick

Feeding time for the Common Gallinule young

Feeding time for the Common Gallinule young

Feeding time for the Common Gallinule young

Feeding time for the Common Gallinule young

Immature Red Winged Blackbird

Immature Red Winged Blackbird

Common Gallinule and chick

Common Gallinule and chick

Small Alligator

Small Alligator

Small Alligator

Small Alligator

PUrple Gallinule

PUrple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Small Alligator

Small Alligator

Great Blue Heron perched in the top of a tree

Great Blue Heron perched in the top of a tree


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