Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Savannah - After working nine days in a row, I finally had a day off yesterday and went out to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP to do some spotting. Unfortunately I didn't make it out there in time to catch the VMFAT-501 F-35Bs coming back from their morning sortie and they never flew an afternoon sortie, so … Continue reading Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Sentry Savannah Photos from 15 April 2019

Savannah - This morning when I heard the aircraft participating in Sentry Savannah start taking off, I headed out to the Savannah-Hilton Head IAP to try to take some photos of them coming back in. The weather was wonderful, with clear blue skies and good sunlight so it turned out to be a productive trip … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Photos from 15 April 2019

Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday was a lovely Spring day and it turned out to be a wonderful day for a visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.A low tide came around 10:30 am so I arrived at the refuge around 10:00 so I'd have a better chance of seeing wading birds in the tidal areas. There were plenty … Continue reading Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah - I'm too antisocial to go to downtown Savannah for the St. Patrick's Day parade and festival, so I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by taking a trip to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge today. The temperature was cool, in the high 50s/lower 60s so I didn't see but two alligators but there were plenty … Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Trying to Opt Out on Black Friday

Darien, GA - My folks and I attempted to Opt Out on this Black Friday by visiting the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge's Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive. Unfortunately, when we got there it was closed due to today's abnormally high tide causing the refuge's diversion canal to overflow the roadway.  We decided to give Harris Neck … Continue reading Trying to Opt Out on Black Friday

A Sunday Afternoon Visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah - It had been a few weeks since I had the chance to visit the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; since yesterday afternoon's weather was so beautiful, I took advantage of it and visited the refuge. Alligators were out sunning, the wading birds were out doing their thing, and there were even a few deer … Continue reading A Sunday Afternoon Visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visit; 27 September 2018

Savannah - I made my first visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in quite some time this morning. My parents hadn't had the opportunity to visit recently either, so they came along as well. The tide was coming up, rapidly so in the diversion canal, so there weren't a lot of Alligators to be … Continue reading Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visit; 27 September 2018

Springtime at the Savannah and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuges

Savannah - Over the last few days, I made two visits to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and a visit to the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. With Spring's arrival, almost all of the migratory waterfowl have left, leaving just a few Coots who haven't made the decision to go north yet. There are still … Continue reading Springtime at the Savannah and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuges

Things are Turning Green Again – Spring Visits to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah - I've made a couple of visits to the Savannah NWR recently and it's obvious that Spring is here; things are turning green again. With the exception of Coots and a handful of Blue Winged Teal and Northern Shovelers, the migratory ducks have left. The egrets and herons are in their breeding plumage. The … Continue reading Things are Turning Green Again – Spring Visits to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

A Visit to the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area

This morning, I traveled up to Green Pond, SC to visit the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area's wildlife drive. Located within the ACE Basin, it's an approximately 75-mile drive from Savannah and is between US 21 and Charleston on US 17 in Colleton County. The Donnelley WMA is a wonderful combination of wetland and upland habitat, for … Continue reading A Visit to the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area