A beautiful Saturday we we decided to head to Terrapin Park. We haven’t been there in a long time. Leaves are just starting to change so will have to go back in a couple of weeks
Not a great shot but here are the pumpkins from the annual neighborhood pumpkin carving party
We decided to head to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a waterfowl sanctuary for birds migrating along the critical migration highway. When we got there we discovered that a major part of the refuge was closed for the day for hunting. But we did spot these two blue herons. The volunteer told us that because it’s been so warm that it will probably be late November before most of the waterfowl arrive – so will have to go back next month
As we were leaving we spotted these anhinga’s sitting on an old pier. the two in the center in the back seem to be talking to each other
Now pay attention. Everyone seemed to be doing their own thing
We don’t remember seeing these birds until last week. A fellow photographer told me they are anahinga. Today there were four or five of them all lines up and perched on some pilings. This one was drying its wings.