Thanksgiving Afternoon Visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; 26 November 2015

Savannah – After Thanksgiving dinner, we decided to make a family visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge while other families were making plans to go to shopping malls. It turned out to be a great afternoon for it; the temperatures were in the low 70’s and the skies had only a few clouds allowing the setting sun to cast a warm light across the refuge. We saw American Coots, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Northern Shovelers, Pied Billed Grebes, Snowy Egrets, White Ibis, and 16 Alligators.

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Great Blue Heron at the Savannah NWR
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Snowy Egret at the Savannah NWR, hunting for fish at low tide
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White Ibis at the Savannah NWR, foraging at low tide
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The White Ibis and Snowy Egret from the previous photos cross paths
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Female Anhinga at the Savannah NWR drying her wings
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Female Northern Shovelers at the Savannah NWR
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Great Egret at the Savannah NWR
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Pied Billed Grebe at the Savannah NWR
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Alligator taking in the setting sun along the Savannah NWR’s diversion canal
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Two large Alligators and a Snowy Egret basking in the warm light of the setting sun on the bank of one the Savannah NWR’s canals
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Spot the Alligator…among the trees on the bank of the Savannah NWR’s diversion canal

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