Photos from Harris Neck NWR; 13 June 2014

Savannah – Earlier today I took a trip out to the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; it was the first time I’d been in a few months and the first time since the young egrets and storks hatched from the nests I saw their parents building during my last trip.  Woody Pond was a cacophony of young Great Egrets and young Wood Storks; it’s a sound that’s hard to describe – you have to experience it.  Besides the noise, seeing all of the nesting birds among the trees on Woody Pond’s islands is simply beautiful. Among the other birds I saw today were White Ibis, Anhingas, and Tri Colored Herons.

White Ibis at Bluebill Pond
White Ibis at Bluebill Pond
Male Anhinga - I think this is probably the best photo I've taken of an Anhinga
Male Anhinga – I think this is probably the best photo I’ve taken of an Anhinga
Alligator floating in Woody Pond
Alligator floating in Woody Pond
Great Egret feeding its two young
Great Egret feeding its two young
You can see just how many birds are nesting in the trees on Woody Pond's islands behind these Great Egrets
You can see just how many birds are nesting in the trees on Woody Pond’s islands behind these Great Egrets
Great Egrets and Wood Storks with one Wood Stork coming in for a landing
Great Egrets and Wood Storks with one Wood Stork coming in for a landing
Great Egrets, White Ibis, and Wood Storks nesting in the trees of another of Woody Pond's islands.
Great Egrets, White Ibis, and Wood Storks nesting in the trees of another of Woody Pond’s islands.
Great Egret in flight over Woody Pond
Great Egret in flight over Woody Pond
White Ibis in flight over Woody Pond
White Ibis in flight over Woody Pond
Tri Colored Heron in flight over Woody Pond
Tri Colored Heron in flight over Woody Pond
Another Alligator floating in Woody Pond
Another Alligator floating in Woody Pond
Wood Stork in flight over Woody Pond
Wood Stork in flight over Woody Pond
Wood Stork in flight over Woody Pond
Wood Stork in flight over Woody Pond
Alligator in the shallow water near the bank of Woody Pond
Alligator in the shallow water near the bank of Woody Pond
Wood Storks
Wood Storks

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