Category Archives: Charleston

Eastern Phoebe

One of the easier small birds to photograph, the Phoebe. Which is precisely why I took these.

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

Having no patience for these little ones I watch them for a few moments. They usually make a point of returning to the same spot after making a move to drink/feed.

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

If their special spot has an open shot, I wait. If not I may watch a bit, but no holding up the heavy gear on the hope I will get lucky.

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

 

Great Blue Heron Down Low

A Heron on a mission and at a steady pace (that helps).

Great Blue Heron Down Low
Great Blue Heron Down Low

Cypress trees and last years nests are here. To a Great Blue there is no need to build when you can renovate. Like getting a ‘fixer upper’ house.

Great Blue Heron Down Low
Great Blue Heron Down Low

The experienced males have claimed the best spots, new birds will poke around and look for what they can find now.

Great Blue Heron Down Low
Great Blue Heron Down Low

It’s best the new comers keep away from the other established nests. That is when things get ugly.

Great Blue Nesting Starts

When the Herons and Egrets start gathering for nest building it’s time for plenty of in-flight photo ops.

Great Blue Nesting Starts
Great Blue Nesting Starts

The birds can be so busy they forget about us being there, or just don’t care.

Great Blue Nesting Starts
Great Blue Nesting Starts

If they have been to this rookery in past years they are familiar with the clicking camera and completely ignore it.

Great Blue Nesting Starts
Great Blue Nesting Starts

Little Blue, Thought He Saw Something

Suddenly he froze, quickly turned his head, and stared. Something caught his attention.

Little Blue, Thought He Saw Something
Little Blue, Thought He Saw Something

A slow step, and another wait, a long one.

Little Blue, Thought He Saw Something
Little Blue, Thought He Saw Something

A false alarm, yet he kept focus for a few minutes more.

Little Blue, Thought He Saw Something
Little Blue, Thought He Saw Something

Can’t be too careful, it may be the only thing to eat for the day.