Forster’s Tern at Blackwater NWR.

With excellent weather promised, I decided to give Blackwater one last try for the season, and it worked out OK.

Most of the ducks are gone, the Eagles are very active, and a few Sandpipers are showing up.

Now it’s time to start looking for warblers.

Northern Harrier 2017-10

This Northern Harrier was just a little too far away.

Greater Yellowlegs 2017-10

Greater Yellowlegs 2017-9

Greater Yellowlegs often forage in the marsh.


Double Crested Cormorant 2017-13


Double Crested Cormorant 2017-11

Double Crested Cormorant 2017-12

Several Double Crested Cormorants were fishing alongside the Terns.

Osprey 2017-19

Osprey 2017-21

Osprey 2017-20

Ospreys are very busy at this time of year.

Bald Eagle 2017-90

This juvenile Bald Eagle ia about three years old.

Bald Eagle 2017-89

Bald Eagle 2017-92

Bald Eagle 2017-91

Many Bald Eagles live at Blackwater.

Red Winged Blackbird 2017-17

Red Winged Blackbird 2017-16

Red Winged Blackbird 2017-15


Red Winged Blackbird 2017-14

The sight and sounds of Red Winged Blackbirds ring throughout the marsh.


Snow Goose 2017-23

Two weeks ago there were thousands of Snow Geese. Today there was only one.

Least Tern 2017-1

These Forster’s Terns were at Maple Dam Road.

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