It was a beautiful day for a visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; my father and I drove over today to see what we could see and were pleasantly surprised with what we could see on this pleasant fall day. The canal on the back side of the refuge where you usually see the most alligators had a high water level and a strong current which kept the alligator count down but we still saw five in other parts of the refuge. As usual the galinules and coots were out in full force and we got a good close up look at a tri-colored heron. We also saw several turtles in the usual spot around mile marker 4 of the wildlife drive. At the “turtle hole” I was going to step down the bank to get a closer shot of the turtles and luckily looked around as I did, there was a good sized alligator approximately ten feet away, hiding behind some grass that was concealing him from the roadway! It provided the opportunity for some good photos and was the closest I’ve been to one in quite awhile. A Canadian couple was visiting the refuge at the same time and we helped enhance their visit by pointing out the alligators we saw; I have to admit that it made our visit more fun too.
I'm an Amateur Radio Operator, Radio Monitoring enthusiast, History enthusiast, and very amateur nature/wildlife photography. Most of my amateur radio activity is voice because I mostly operate from a mobile station (listen out for me operating from Jekyll Island, IOTA NA-058). On the radio monitoring side of things, I enjoy listening to military aviation, Fire/EMS, and USCG/Federal comms. My History interests are varied and I enjoy reading about a wide variety of History and visiting historic sites. I take an interest in nature, wildlife, and the environment and particularly enjoy going to the National Wildlife Refuges in my area to take photos.
Due to my job, I split time between Savannah and Brunswick, GA
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