Great Egrets at Blackwater NWR.

There’s still not much being seen around here, so I went back to Blackwater, which hasn’t changed much. There are more Egrets, but everything else is about the same.

I did run into a couple of squirrels when I left.

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Blackwater Dawn.

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The Osprey chicks continue to do well.

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Many Red Winged Blackbirds were active this morning.

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Great Blue Heron 2017-51

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I saw this Great Blue Heron as I was leaving the refuge.

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There were many more Great Egrets than last week.

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Several Bald Eagles were roosting along Wildlife Drive.

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All that marsh, and only a single Greater Yellowlegs.

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More of the Maple Dam Barn Swallows.

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This Delmarva Fox Squirrel was on Egypt Drive.

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Matthew and his family were crabbing at the Maple Dam Bridge.