Earlier today, I visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in a few weeks. It was good to see that they are flooding several more impoundments for migratory waterfowl even though I didn’t see any ducks. That wasn’t surprising either given the lack of cool temperatures until today. Due to those cool temperatures, there weren’t many Alligators out and about, but some interesting bird sightings made up for it. Among the birds seen today: American Bitter (the first time I’ve seen one in flight, unfortunately I didn’t get a photo), Black Crowned Night Heron (at noon!), immature Cooper’s Hawk, Great Blue Herons, immature and mature Little Blue Herons, and White Ibis
Now that temperatures are starting to drop, I hope the migratory waterfowl start showing up in numbers. I’ve seen some American Coots, and a few Blue Winged Teal and Northern Shovelers in previous visits but I’m ready to see more ducks!