I went to Blackwater again, and it was a good trip. I’m still not hearing about much around here, and Blackwater is holding up well.
I got there just before dawn and got a few sunrise shots, then went around Wildlife drive several times. My skunk friend was briefly in view, but Herons and Egrets have greatly decreased. I spotted the first Snowy Egrets of the year, but couldn’t get a shot.
Other birds were more cooperative, including an Osprey family and an Orchard Oriole.
It’s easy to find a Rabbit at Blackwater.
Egret numbers are down greatly.
This Osprey family is doing very well.
The Red Headed Woodpecker landed right in front of me.
Eastern Kingbirds are often waiting right by the side of the road.
Two Orchard Orioles were foraging in the bushes. Probably a family.
A single Greater Yellowlegs was feeding on the flats.
The Great Crested Flycatcher stayed in view for a while.
I usually look for Eagles at Maple Dam Bridge, but these Barn Swallows are nesting under the bridge.
Andy, and his father, Andy, were crabbing at the bridge, and doing well.