Category Archives: Cemetery

Unwelcome Visitor, Again

An ongoing story here. In this rookery a new comer has been trying to ‘skip the hard work’ part. He had been landing on nests, getting aggressive with females, and over all causing trouble.

Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again

In this series I captured him (on the right) invading a nest site, again.

Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again

At first the female sat back, maybe intimidated by the male. But this being her nest she confronted him.

Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again

Things got louder and it became an actual fight not just posturing.

Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again
Unwelcome Visitor, Again

At the end here you can see she has pushed him back and off the nest itself.

Most of the times confrontations are all noise. But being predators sometimes it quickly turns and if one does not back down (like above) it’s not pretty.

Cemetery Mallards

Almost city birds. A large pond, near the marsh and Cooper River, so it’s almost in town.

Cemetery Mallards
Cemetery Mallards

They did break the rule a little since Alligators do come over from the marsh. That’s why the ‘almost’ city dwellers.

Cemetery Mallards
Cemetery Mallards

Still it’s safer here than many other spots.

Cemetery Mallards
Cemetery Mallards

I’ve always loved Mallards. I once looked on line and found they are the second most photographed animal.

Yeah, number one… Cats of course.

Rosalie Raymond And Friends 1882

I cannot walk past Rosalie without taking a photograph. She is one of five children buried here, all lost to disease.

Her head stone is the most elaborate being a stone baby carriage and a ‘plaster cast’ of Rosalie’s face.

Rosalie Raymond And Friends 1882
Rosalie Raymond And Friends 1882

Face casts were popular in the late 1800’s. This one remains since the monument has an overhang of stone to protect it.

Toys are left here, the panda being one that comes and goes at times.

Charleston, South Carolina.