Blackwater NWR in Maryland is a wonderful refuge to visit, especially in the autumn when thousands of migrant waterfowl reside there. When I first visited the refuge, I was amazed at the number of bald eagles roosting there; it seemed like every snag had an eagle on top of it. (This refuge was also the first place I saw the cute brown-headed nuthatch.) Right now, the Friends of Blackwater are running a webcam on one of the osprey nesting platforms so that everyone can watch the adults and fledglings in the nest. Right now, the webcam is out, but highlights have been posted on the webcam blog.
Friday, August 19, 2005