River Otter at Blackwater NWR.

It’s still pretty slow around here, so I went to Blackwater this morning. Wading birds are still in short supply, but the Ospreys are about to fledge, and my Red Headed friends are very active.
I checked out the Swallows and Terns at the bridge on Key Wallace Drive, and was lucky enough to run into a River Otter. Otters are cool, and I don’t see enough of them.

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Sunrise at Blackwater NWR.

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This great Blue Heron was the first bird I saw this morning.

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These young Osprey will be flying soon.

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The adult Red Headed Woodpecker is still feeding this youngster.

Eastern Kingbird 2018-20

 

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This Eastern Kingbird was flycatching on Key Wallace Drive.

Forster's Tern 2018-95

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A few Forster’s Terns have settled in along Wildlife Drive.

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Bald Eagles are usually easy to find.

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This River Otter was a real treat.

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