American White Pelican at Blackwater NWR.

I’ve heard some good reports from Blackwater, so I made the trip this morning. I didn’t see any rarities, but the mammals came to my rescue and made a decent showing.

I made three or four loops of Wildlife Drive, including stops at the Visitor Center and The Tubman Center for Hummingbirds and Sparrows. I also checked out the Key Wallace bridge, but there wasn’t much there as yet.

Blackwater Dawn 60

Blackwater Dawn.

Rabbit 32

This Rabbit ignored my presence.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird 2019-2

Ruby Throated Hummingbird 2019-1

The feeder at the Visitor attracted many Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.

Osprey 2019-28

THis Osprey has found a nice fish.

Red Headed Woodpecker 2019-1

Red Headed Woodpeckers will be audible all Summer.

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Red Winged Blackbird 2019-10

This Red Winged Blackbird was looking for bugs at the Visitor Center.

Bald Eagle 2019-37

Bald Eagle 2019-38

I saw about 15 Bald Eagles this morning.

American White Pelican 2019-1

American White Pelican 2019-2

A single American White Pelican paddled slowly by on Wildlife Drive.

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 32

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 33

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 34

I see Delmarva Fox Squirrels often, but they don’t usually pose so well.

Sika Deer 2

This Sika Deer was foraging near the blind.


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