Category Archives: A Watering Hole

A Quiet Afternoon, Alligator

Always an interesting subject to photograph. Most times they make it easy for me too.

A Quiet Afternoon, Alligator
A Quiet Afternoon, Alligator

A long lens is useful.

A Quiet Afternoon, Alligator
A Quiet Afternoon, Alligator

But not a requirement either.

A Quiet Afternoon, Alligator
A Quiet Afternoon, Alligator

Just don’t make too much noise.

Came By For A Look, Alligator

This large ‘country gator’ came up and very slowly wandered by us. I’m not sure what caught his attention, maybe nothing. Who knows, it’s an Alligator.

Came By For A Look, Alligator
Came By For A Look, Alligator

I call them ‘country gators’ because compare their size and shape to the Alligators closer to Charleston and there is no comparison. These here are so much bigger (older).

Came By For A Look, Alligator
Came By For A Look, Alligator

It’s common for one of them to be curious about what we are doing. They don’t come all that close and know they can escape immediately. Maybe we are entertainment.

Drama Of Marsh Feedings

As the birds move out of the swamps and rookeries many move out to marsh lands to feed for the summer. When the find an area with low water it’s like the word gets out.

Drama Of Marsh Feedings
Drama Of Marsh Feedings

It’s been busy in places so I wanted to start this part of the season with some ‘drama’, critter style.

Drama Of Marsh Feedings
Drama Of Marsh Feedings
Drama Of Marsh Feedings
Drama Of Marsh Feedings

If you are a birder click the image above to enlarge. There aren’t too many species missing in this feeding.

Drama Of Marsh Feedings
Drama Of Marsh Feedings

Did I mention it can get loud.

A Few Locals, Spoonbill And Alligator

As I was hiding from yet another heat wave I hit the work pile.

A Few Locals, Spoonbill And Alligator
A Few Locals, Spoonbill And Alligator

It’s an incredible privilege to do this full time. It also means I need to be diligent about developing / finishing the photographs.

I am way behind and some may never see the light of day.

A Few Locals, Spoonbill And Alligator
A Few Locals, Spoonbill And Alligator

This is catch up from at least 2 months ago.

A Few Locals, Spoonbill And Alligator
A Few Locals, Spoonbill And Alligator

Oh, they didn’t get eaten.