Glossy Ibis at Blackwater NWR.

Another early trip to Blackwater on a very hot and humid day. I went around Wildlife drive quickly, then hit the bridge on Key Wallace Drive looking for Swallows and Cormorants.

The Osprey chicks were more cooperative, and I found a lone Glossy Ibis after they’ve been absent for a month. I spent some more time with the Red Headed Woodpecker as well.

Orchard Oriole 2017-15

I found this Orchard Oriole yesterday at Governor Bridge (And nothing else).

Barn Swallow 2017-28 Barn Swallow 2017-27

Barn Swallow 2017-27

I tried way too many times for a Barn Swallow flight shot.

Red Winged Blackbird 2017-95 Red Winged Blackbird 2017-94

Red Winged Blackbird 2017-96

Red Winged Blackbirds are very busy feeding their young.

Great Blue Heron 2017-65

This Great Blue Heron seemed to be chilling.

Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-48

Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-47

Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-49

The Red Headed Woodpeckers seem to be good parents.

Great Egret 2017-83 Great Egret 2017-82

Great Egret 2017-84

Great Egrets are the most common wader at the moment.

Bald Eagle 2017-134 Bald Eagle 2017-133 Bald Eagle 2017-132

 

Bald Eagle 2017-131

Bald Eagle 2017-135

Bald Eagles often perch in the trees along Wildlife Drive.

Barn Swallow 2017-27

I tried way too many times for a Barn Swallow flight shot.

Barn Swallow 2017-28 Barn Swallow 2017-27 Barn Swallow 2017-25

Barn Swallow 2017-26

The Barn Swallows tend to stay very busy.

Greater Yellowlegs 2017-20

I saw at least three Greater Yellowlegs.

Glossy Ibis 2017-11

Glossy Ibis 2017-12

This Glossy Ibis almost got by me.

 

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