Bald Eagle at Blackwater NWR.

It’s still a bit slow around here, so I journeyed to Blackwater this morning. It was quite nice for early November, and a few birds are trickling in. It’s not exciting yet. A few Pintails were around, but too distant, and only a few Sandpipers. Plenty of Mallards and Canada Geese, but not much else.

Sandy Point 531

Dawn at Sandy Point.


Northern Pintail 2018-19

Several Northern Pintails were feeding in the marsh.

Great Blue Heron 2018-85

This Great Blue Heron flew right across my path.

Canada Goose 2018-36

Many Canada Geese were moving around the refuge.

Mallard 2018-40

I saw 100 or more Mallards.

Cardinal 2018-17

This might be the first Cardinal I’ve ever photographed at Blackwater.

Double Crested Cormorant 2018-18

The usual Double Crested Cormorants were at the Key Wallace bridge.

Greater Yellowlegs 2018-22

Two Greater Yellowlegs were foraging along Wildlife Drive.

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Bald Eagle 2018-78

I found only a few Bald Eagles.

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