Red Headed Woodpecker at Blackwater NWR.

I went to Artemesia with Graeme yesterday, and got virtually nothing. I hate wasting time like that, so I headed back to old reliable Blackwater this morning. I considered Bombay Hook, and may do that soon.

There’s not as many wading birds, but there’s still plenty of variety, and the Fox Squirrels are still cooperating.

Blackwater Dawn 6

Dawn at Blackwater.

Wild Turkey 2017-1

I saw these Wild Turkeys as I was driving home.

Great Egret 2017-26

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Great Egret 2017-27

There are still plenty of Great Egrets.

 

Glossy Ibis 2017-9

Glossy Ibis 2017-8

The Glossy Ibises are still foraging in the marsh.

 

Killdeer 2017-9

A single Killdeer was in the road near Pool #1.

Double Crested Cormorant 2017-15

This Double Crested Cormorant was fishing at Maple Dam Road.

Osprey 2017-60

This Osprey seemed to be taking a break.

 

Bald Eagle 2017-113

Bald Eagle 2017-112

I’m not sure what this Bald Eagle was doing on the ground.

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Red Winged Blackbird 2017-70

Red Winged Blackbirds are very common, but sometimes they pose well.

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Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-17

I spent some time looking for this Red Headed Woodpecker, and he landed right in front of me as I was giving up.

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 12

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 13

The Delmarva Fox Squirrels are still cooperating.

 

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