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Posts tagged “Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Random Chincoteague Photos

Red-breasted Mergansers
Red-breasted Merganser

I promise these are my last Chincoteague photos!
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Great Egret [Wordless Wednesday]

Great Egret
Great Egret

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Greater Snow Goose at Chincoteague

Greater Snow Goose
Greater Snow Goose in flight

Chincoteague Refuge was originally established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving Greater Snow Goose), today it provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds, as well as other species of wildlife and plants. (Taken from the Chincoteague brochure)
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Ponies at Chincoteague [Video]

pony
Chincoteague Ponies

Who doesn’t visit Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and not want to see the Chincoteague Ponies? I assume this is every little girls dream to see these horses Ponies!! I have never read any of the Misty books but they sure have impacted many people’s lives when they were kids. I feel that I must have missed something after visiting this amazing place!
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My Birds at Chincoteague

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Below is the list of birds that I observed at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge last weekend. I ended up with 70 different species, 23 first of the year (FOY) birds and 7 Lifers.
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Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

It appeared that the Great Blue Heron were in abundance at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge last weekend. They were not like my local heron that are very skittish when approaching with a vehicle . . . these guys were very cooperative.
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge [Day 2]

Light House
Foggy Lighthouse Showing the Way

Saturday morning started with Marg and I showing up to the 6:30am bird walk and the walk being obviously canceled due to the down pouring rain. Quickly the heavy fog rolled in for most of the day and I struggled with spending my available birding time capturing photos in the fog. It was still a great bird day with many first of the years birds and another lifer to add to my list!
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