March at the Marsh

It’s been a couple of months since I made the trek to the National Wildlife Sanctuary called Blackwater Marsh, but a visit by a friend from California prompted us to make the hour+ drive.

It was a less than ideal day, cold and windy, but we managed a short hike and a drive around the loop road. One of the trails we had hoped to hike was closed due to nesting bald eagles, so in a few months there should be plenty of eagle activity.  We did spot one or two eagles, but none close up.

Of interest on this trip was a nesting white pelican. The migratory patterns of the white pelicans are being altered and they are beginning to use a more easterly route that includes a stop at Blackwater.  The pelican pictured below was injured and is no longer able to make the long flight. It now lives here year round and seems to be doing well, but is perhaps a little lonely.

 

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But the star of the show today was the sky, stretching big and bold across the marshlands.

 

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About Carol Page-Potter

I am a woman in the midst of reconnecting with life after the death of my husband.

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