Savannah – After a late breakfast on Tuesday, I visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge with my parents. Unlike my visit to Harris Neck NWR on Saturday, Tuesday’s weather was dreary. It was alternately misty and raining. In addition to the wet conditions, the temperatures were beginning to fall, so we just drove through the wildlife drive instead of walking some of the trails. Despite the weather, it turned out to be a good visit. It’s said that rainy weather is good weather for the ducks and that seemed to hold true yesterday! The Blue and Green Winged Teal were out in force, as well as Northern Shovelers and the multitudes of American Coots. Some Ruddy Ducks were also out and relatively close for some decent photos. We also saw some juvenile White Ibis, only one Great Blue Heron (which flew off before I could get a photo), some Snowy Egrets, a young Tricolored Heron (I usually don’t see as many Tricolors at Savannah NWR as I do at Harris Neck NWR), a young Great Egret, a young Little Blue Heron, some Anhingas, and some Cormorants. The second rainy Savannah NWR visit in a row also yielded another American Bittern sighting. Not surprisingly, with the temperatures falling we only saw one Alligator but we did see three turtles out on a log in the “turtle hole” about 3/4 of the way along the wildlife drive.
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