Savannah – Yesterday I visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge with my folks and thoroughly enjoyed it. We got there about an hour or so after low tide, so I was expecting some good wading bird photo opportunities in some of the tide effected areas of the wildlife drive, but it wasn’t to be. Instead, I saw something I’d never seen before in one low tide area, a Grackle hunting and eating crabs. I didn’t turn out to be a dry run for wading birds, though; all along the wildlife drive, there were Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons feeding out in the flooded impoundments. Later along the wildlife drive, we saw a Great Egret feeding near the roadway and I was able to get some good photos of it. The Red Winged Blackbirds, always a favorite, were out in force and I got some good photos of some males “singing the song of their people” as well. Even thought it was a bit early in the day and they weren’t all out sunning on the banks yet, it was a decent day for Alligator watching as well.
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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