Photos from the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; 17 May 2015

Earlier in the week, I made a very early visit to the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. I got there early enough to catch some Black Crowned and Yellow Crowned Night Herons before they disappeared for the daylight hours and this time some of the Black Crowned Night Herons were close enough for photos. Wood Storks were in the process of building nests and there were huge numbers of Snowy Egrets showing their breeding plumage. I also caught a Whitetail Deer and her fawn and was able to get a photo of them! It’s a good companion to the photos of Common Gallinule families I’ve been getting at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge during my last few visits there.

Alligator in Bluebill Pond at the Harris Neck NWR
Alligator in Bluebill Pond at the Harris Neck NWR
Cormorant at Harris Neck NWR's Bluebill Pond
Cormorant at Harris Neck NWR’s Bluebill Pond
Anhinga at Harris Neck NWR's Bluebill Pond
Anhinga at Harris Neck NWR’s Bluebill Pond
Immature White Ibis at Harris Neck NWR's Bluebill Pond
Immature White Ibis at Harris Neck NWR’s Bluebill Pond
Small Alligator at the edge of Bluebill Pond at the Harris Neck NWR
Small Alligator at the edge of Bluebill Pond at the Harris Neck NWR
Vultures perched along Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond. They seemed to be watching the other birds coming and going, reminding me of an aircraft carrier's "Vulture's Row"
Vultures perched along Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond. They seemed to be watching the other birds coming and going, reminding me of an aircraft carrier’s “Vulture’s Row”
Small Alligator in Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Small Alligator in Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
Immature Black Crowned Night Heron at Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Immature Black Crowned Night Heron at Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
Wood Stork in the trees around Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Wood Stork in the trees around Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
Wood Stork in the trees around Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Wood Stork in the trees around Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
Wood Stork in the trees around Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Wood Stork in the trees around Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
Wood Stork flying back to the nesting areas in Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond with nesting material
Wood Stork flying back to the nesting areas in Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond with nesting material
Black Crowned Night Heron at Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Black Crowned Night Heron at Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
Tri Colored Heron at Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Tri Colored Heron at Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
Black Crowned Night Heron in the shade of an Oak tree at Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Black Crowned Night Heron in the shade of an Oak tree at Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
Whitetail Deer doe and fawn near Harris Neck NWR's Snipe Pond
Whitetail Deer doe and fawn near Harris Neck NWR’s Snipe Pond
Immature (left) and adult (right) Yellow Crowned Night Herons at Harris Neck NWR's Greenhead Pond
Immature (left) and adult (right) Yellow Crowned Night Herons at Harris Neck NWR’s Greenhead Pond
Snowy Egret displaying breeding plumage along Harris Neck NWR's Teal Pond
Snowy Egret displaying breeding plumage along Harris Neck NWR’s Teal Pond

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