Savannah – It’s been almost a month since I last visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, so I truly enjoyed visiting this past Friday and Saturday. As you’ll notice in some of these photos, some burning has been done and there are also plans to disc some of the impoundments and remove some invasive species plants as well. Since both days were slightly cooler than earlier in the week I wasn’t expecting to see many Alligators, so I was surprised to see 32 on Friday and 29 on Saturday. The tides were still a bit high on both days as well which limited my expectations on wading birds, but there were still plenty of Egrets and Herons around (although many of them weren’t within photo range). Ducks were scarce on both days; I saw a handful of Black Ducks both days and a few Northern Shovelers on Saturday. As usual for this time of year, American Coots were plentiful. The highlight of both days, however, was watching a pair of Raccoons forage across the the road from the Raccoon Island Trail entrance; whatever they were searching for in the low water they were busy at it and didn’t seem to mind us spectating.
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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 View all posts by KF4LMT