Orchard Orioles at Blackwater NWR.

Graeme and I left early for Blackwater and got there around dawn. We had the whole place to ourselves for an hour or so, and there were enough birds to keep us occupied all morning.

Orchard Orioles were very cooperative, and we saw eagles, herons, woodpeckers and a mammal or two.

Graeme Simpson 27

Graeme Simpson 28

Graeme, taking a break at the visitor center.

Osprey 2019-8 Osprey 2019-7

Osprey 2019-9

This Osprey nest seems to produce young every year.

Northern Mockingbird 2019-1

Two very young Mockingbirds.

Feather 2019-01

I liked the look of this feather.

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Orchard Oriole 2019-2

We found several Orchard Oriole nests.

Northern Watersnake 4

This Northern Watersnake was in the middle of the road.

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 34

Delmarva Fox Squirrel 33

We saw only one Delmarva Fox Squirrel.

Raccoon 18

Raccoon 17

We were lucky to catch this family of Raccoons before they disappeared in the grass.

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