Most places in the Lowcountry have some type of pond or swamp. This includes cemeteries. Magnolia Cemetery has a lake in the center. I’m guessing it is an old rice field since this was originally the Umbra Plantation.
Very old trees, many Live Oaks with moss, line the bank. Black-crowned Night Herons nest and live in here year round.
It’s like a summer vacation rental for the Wood Storks. They nest and raise young in hidden spots, then spend the summer and fall away from the kids here.
Last resident I found in the thicket was a single White Ibis.
It appears more species have moved in here this year. Of course last year we were locked down so it’s a guess on my part.
No long lens this day. I pushed my walk around gear for these. It is nice to see an assortment like this so I went for the shots.
Charleston, South Carolina.