More Birds At The Refuge, And A Few Turtles

The following birds are in full force at Blackwater NWR.  If you don’t see one of these, I would be quite shocked.

It is not at all hard to find the loud and boisterous Red-winged Blackbirds, who are excited the females are back and Spring is here.  This one stopped long enough to give me a profile shot.

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Red-winged Blackbird (male)


The Least Terns were all over the waters, flying and diving for fish.  They were so fast, I didn’t try much with them…..and then I later downloaded the next photo.  I was pleasantly surprised.

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Least Tern


I was amazed on how many Eastern Kingbirds I’ve seen in my visits.   They are so pretty with their white-edged wings and tails.

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Eastern Kingbird


As for other wildlife, even the turtles are out in full force, sunning and smiling.  One was practicing swimming in air.

(Someone please correct my turtle ID if it is wrong!)

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Eastern Painted Turtles


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Eastern Painted Turtles


“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
— Frank Lloyd Wright

(All photos taken at Blackwater NWR, Cambridge, Maryland)


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