Great Egret at Blackwater NWR.

We had a fairly sunny day with moderate wind, so I took the season’s last trip to Blackwater. It gets too buggy in the warm weather.

It wasn’t a bad day, but many of the water birds have moved on, and a few have moved in, including Egrets and Sandpipers.

At least four ospreys were active, and the Pelicans are still hanging out.

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There are still many Northern Shovelers.

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A lone Gadwall was in the tidal pool.

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This Osprey is working on his nest.

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Bald Eagles were very active and nest building as well.

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I saw at least 4 Greater Yellowlegs.

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I found this turtle crossing the road as I was leaving.

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