Category Archives: Birds

Coming To Shore, Brown Pelican

The bird passed by heading into the piers of a marina on the Charleston Harbor.

Coming To Shore, Brown Pelican
Coming To Shore, Brown Pelican

There is an old fort in the background. Most people assume this is Fort Sumter. Actually there are multiple forts along town waters, this one being Fort Pickney.

Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl

A series of a local that did not fly off after a good hunt.

Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl

These Barred Owls do love them some Crawdaddies.

Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl

There is still a young Owlet  to be fed but I guess he had to wait this time. The adult kept this catch, so no sharing this time.

Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl

Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water

This is more of an observation than anything else.

Osprey,  like most fishing birds, have very specific depth requirements.  They are also smart enough to know when the water is right for diving.

Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water
Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water

When we first spotted this bird earlier I commented on seeing an Osprey move away as we approached. But the guide told us there were none in these waters.

Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water
Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water

Another half mile or so and here he was perched.

The swamp water was much higher than usual and this Osprey came in from the shore for some easy catches. As the depth recedes he will return to the old area.