Bald Eagle at Blackwater NWR.

I got to Blackwater around dawn, looking forward to a good day after yesterday’s wind storm. The light wasn’t all that good, but I did find a few birds early.

I went around Wildlife Drive four times, and found my owl again, as well as a few ducks.

Blackwater Dawn 3

Blackwater Dawn.

American White Pelican 2017-2

The American White Pelicans are still hanging out.

Cooper's Hawk 2017-1

This Cooper’s Hawk was the first bird I saw this morning.

Tundra Swan 2017-44

Many Tundra Swans spend the winter.

Red Shouldered Hawk 2017-5

This Red Shouldered Hawk was just a little too far away.

Screech Owl 2017-3

This Screech Owl seems to stay in the same tree for quite some time.

Hooded Merganser 2017-783

Hooded Mergansers seem to fly off as soon as I find them.

American Coot 2017-2

6 American Coots were foraging in the marsh.

American Kestrel 2017-6

I found this American Kestrel along the road.

Great Blue Heron 2017-15

Another perfect Great Blue Heron reflection.

Bald Eagle 2017-37

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Bald Eagle 2017-38

This Bald Eagle was enjoying breakfast, when a juvenile came along to see if he would share.

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