Tuesday was the second day of Spring and I thought the beginning of a new season might be a good time to visit the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. It was a warm beautiful day and the signs of spring were all about with trees beginning to bud or leaf out, fresh green grass poking up through the dead brown, and flowers in bloom. Wildlife was certainly taking advantage of the warm sun; we counted 35 Alligators, many of them young, but we also saw more large ones than on recent visits. With the warmer weather, the big Alligators are starting to feel more energetic and are out and about. The refuge is draining some of the pools now that the migratory waterfowl are almost gone and it’s created a smorgasboard for some of the regulars. Herons, Egrets, and Ibis are feeding on the fish being left by the receding water as are raptors and vultures. We saw two adult Bald Eagles and a number of immature Bald Eagles feeding but they were far too far away to take photos.
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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