Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; 24 March 2014

It’s been a couple of weeks since I made a visit to the Savannah NWR so this morning I went over and drove the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive and got out to walk to one of the trails.  The temperatures were cooler than the recent trend and the winds were high and cool so I didn’t expect to see much.  At first I thought it was going to be a fruitless trip but in the end it paid off; I saw several Great Blue Herons, a Glossy Ibis, Tri Colored Herons, Little Blue Herons, Blue Winged Teal, Pied Billed Grebes, Anhingas, and Ospreys as well as the ever present Coots and Gallinules.  Despite the cooler temperatures, there were still plenty of alligators to see – I counted 26 of them – but I only saw one turtle today.

Great Blue Heron in flight
Great Blue Heron in flight
Great Egret in flight
Great Egret in flight
Osprey soaring over head
Osprey soaring over head
Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight
Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
The same Great Blue Heron in flight...
The same Great Blue Heron in flight…
landing a little ways away...
landing a little ways away…
and bringing its wings in
and bringing its wings in
Cardinal
Cardinal
Alligator sunning on a canal bank
Alligator sunning on a canal bank
Juvenile Tri Colored Heron
Juvenile Tri Colored Heron
Female Anhinga
Female Anhinga
Alligator sunning in the grass
Alligator with 3 young alligators sunning in the grass
Pied Billed Grebe
Pied Billed Grebe
Male Anhinga
Male Anhinga
Male Anhinga
Male Anhinga
Alligators sunning on the bank of the diversion canal
Alligators sunning on the bank of the diversion canal

One thought on “Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; 24 March 2014

  1. outstanding shot of the GBH in flight and gazing to the left in front of the leading edge of the left wing.

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