Mephitis mephitis at Blackwater NWR.

OK, it’s a Skunk. Mephitis mephitis looks better in a title.

There’s still not much going on around here, so I headed back to Blackwater again. I can’t complain about the results, although I wasn’t really looking for mammals.

I actually did OK with the birds, and I suppose I’ll have to go back soon.

Blackwater Dawn 8

Blackwater Dawn.

Great Blue Heron 2017-46

Great Blue Heron 2017-45

This Great Blue Heron flew in early and landed very near to me.

Osprey 2017-74

Osprey 2017-72

This young Osprey is trying out his new wings.

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Osprey 2017-73

The Osprey chicks are doing well.

Brown Headed Nuthatch 2017-17

I spotted this Brown headed Nuthatch while I was looking for hummingbirds.

Mallard 2017-26

This Mallard was taking a morning nap.

Red Winged Blackbird 2017-79

Red Winged Blackbirds are singing all along Wildlife Drive.

Killdeer 2017-10

I found only a single Killdeer.

Eastern Kingbird 2017-14

Several Eastern Kingbirds were flycatching along Wildlife Drive.

Great Egret 2017-42

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Great Egret 2017-41

Far fewer Great Egrets are feeding than did last week.

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 15

The Delmarva Fox Squirrel appeared as I was leaving.

Fox 73

Fox 74

This daytime Fox seemed right at home posing for me.

Skunk 2

Skunk 1

I’ve only seen two Skunks in my photography career (They’re nocturnal).,


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