Savannah – Savannah National Wildlife Refuge visits over the last few weeks have been rather disappointing, but yesterday’s visit was the best I’ve had in several months. The marsh grass is beginning to turn brown and the leaves on some of the hardwoods are beginning to turn and fall; Autumn is approaching. The result is that some of the views are coming back. With the low water in the interior, a lot of vegetation grew up along the canal banks making it hard to see what was in the canals and with the approach of Autumn it is beginning to die off. Refuge personnel are also cutting down brush and some scrub growth to improve sight lines in some areas. I also noticed that the area between the wildlife drive and the Savannah River has been flooded now for migratory waterfowl season.
For today’s visit, the skies were blue and the sun bright instead of the dull dreary skies that plagued my last few visits. The numbers weren’t large but they were more varied than my last few visits: 13 Alligators, some Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Glossy Ibis, Anhingas, Killdeer, and Pied Billed Grebes. I may have saw a Northern Harrier but I’m not 100% sure on that bird’s ID.
I'm an Amateur Radio Operator, Radio Monitoring enthusiast, Motor Sports fan, and Blogger. 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. I'm a sports car/touring/GT, Formula 1, and IndyCar racing fan who's become disenchanted with NASCAR racing.
Due to my job, I split time between Savannah and Brunswick, GA
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