Over the last week or so, the weather hasn’t been conducive to good photography and I was under the weather, so Tuesday was the first good trip I’ve had to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in awhile. Although the morning was foggy, the fog burned off by lunchtime and there were some clear skies and warm temperatures in the afternoon. Before going to the refuge, I visited Bluff Drive on Isle of Hope and saw some Hooded Mergansers, Brown Pelicans, and Cormorants. At the refuge, there were still some migratory waterfowl around including Blue Winged Teal, Northern Shovlers, and Ring-necked Ducks. The warm temperatures yielded more Alligators and turtles than I’ve seen in months – 21 alligators and 18 turtles!
About a week and a half before I visited the refuge while still getting over whatever kind of bug I picked up. Despite not feeling all that well I still got some decent photos of some the usual suspects suck as herons and egrets, migratory waterfowl such as Ring-necks and Shovelers, as well as some White Ibis which have been hanging around the refuge in larger numbers in recent weeks. I also saw an adult Cooper’s Hawk in a location not far from where I saw the immature one above.
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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