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.

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

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