Red Headed Woodpecker at Blackwater NWR.

I’m posting this a day late as I got a little busy yesterday and didn’t have the time. I went to Blackwater once again, and it was slower than usual, but still good enough.

I also made a couple of stops at Quiet  Waters, as the bug hunts have been more successful lately.

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Forster's Tern 2017-100

This Caspian Tern was at Sandy Point.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird 2017-31

Ruby Throated Hummingbird 2017-32

There’s still a few Ruby Throated Hummingbirds at the Blackwater visitor center.

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Great Egret 2017-125

This Great Egret allowed me to get very close.

Eastern Kingbird 2017-37

Eastern Kingbirds are still flycatching along Wildlife Drive.

Barn Swallow 2017-33

Barn Swallow 2017-32

Many Barn Swallows were feeding on Wildlife Drive.

Belted Kingfisher 2017-32

Barn Swallow 2017-34

It took a bit of patience to catch this Barn Swallow in flight.

Bald Eagle 2017-155

This Bald Eagle took off as I approached his perch.

Brown Headed Nuthatch 2017-26

Brown Headed Nuthatch 2017-27

Brown Headed Nuthatches do well at Blackwater.

Double Crested Cormorant 2017-39

I stopped at the bridge to check out the Double Crested Cormorants.

Forster's Tern 2017-96

Forster's Tern 2017-97

Blackwater is popular with Forster’s Terns.

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Red Headed Woodpecker 2017-73

This is a juvenile Red Headed Woodpecker.


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Squirrel 5

This Gray Squirrel family has taken over an old woodpecker nest.

Insect 801 Red Banded Hairstreak 3 Wasp 28 Monarch 55 Bee 233 Bee 232 Monarch 54 Butterfly 70 Insect 800 Butterfly 69 Insect 799 Moth 221 Moth 220

Wasp 29

Bugs from Quiet Waters.


Green Tree Frog 4

Green Tree Frog 3

This Green Tree Frog is about 1/2″.

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