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A Visit to the Savannah NWR; 15 March 2016

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Savannah – Yesterday I visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge with my folks and thoroughly enjoyed it. We got there about an hour or so after low tide, so I was expecting some good wading bird photo opportunities in some of the tide effected areas of the wildlife drive, but it wasn’t to be. Instead, I saw something I’d never seen before in one low tide area, a Grackle hunting and eating crabs. I didn’t turn out to be a dry run for wading birds, though; all along the wildlife drive, there were Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons feeding out in the flooded impoundments. Later along the wildlife drive, we saw a Great Egret feeding near the roadway and I was able to get some good photos of it. The Red Winged Blackbirds, always a favorite, were out in force and I got some good photos of some males “singing the song of their people” as well. Even thought it was a bit early in the day and they weren’t all out sunning on the banks yet, it was a decent day for Alligator watching as well.

Grackle with a crab it just caught

Grackle with a crab it just caught

Great Egret taking off just as I clicked on the shutter

Great Egret taking off just as I clicked on the shutter

And the same Great Egret flying off into the distance

And the same Great Egret flying off into the distance

Hard to tell, but this is a large Soft Shell Turtle

Hard to tell, but this is a large Soft Shell Turtle

Male Red Wing Blackbird

Male Red Wing Blackbird

Male Redwing Blackbird

Male Redwing Blackbird

Great Egret fishing alongside the Savannah NWR's Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive

Great Egret fishing alongside the Savannah NWR’s Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive

Alligator taking in the morning sun

Alligator taking in the morning sun

Alligator trying to blend in with the brush along the bank of one of the Savannah NWR's canals

Alligator trying to blend in with the brush along the bank of one of the Savannah NWR’s canals


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  1. […] – While visiting the Savannah NWR yesterday I was also able to get in some good mobile monitoring time, and there was plenty to listen to […]

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