The old, and first, cemeteries in Charleston were created along the Cooper River in the northern end of the city. This was only swamp and marshlands in the early 1800’s. Parts still are.
Yellow-crowns have always nested here in the big Magnolias and Live Oaks while feeding in the marshes.
While usually hard to get a clear photo, late spring and summer they are out and active with nest building and raising young. These photographs were from a particularly productive Night Heron day, which doesn’t happen often.
Below I caught two sitting in the open on an old bridge that crosses a large cemetery pond. These two small Herons are about as much weight as the foot bridge will hold. Like all the old spots here, beautiful and showing a little age.
BTW, I was hiding in the brush for the bridge shot. grabbed a few and backed away. They would not stick around if the saw me move nearby.
Cooper River and old Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston SC.