Category Archives: Charleston

An Egg ? Maybe, Maybe Not

People who have seen this prior to publishing seem to think, with documentation, this bird may be  almost ready to lay an egg.

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An Egg ? Maybe, Maybe Not
An Egg ? Maybe, Maybe Not

If so she better find a place to land quickly. However I think it’s too early, they breed in April/May not January.

Actually I’m just happy to get these shots. Black-crowned Night Herons are very fast and usually shots like these are not very good.

An Egg ? Maybe, Maybe Not
An Egg ? Maybe, Maybe Not

In the above you can still see some feathers from her full torso.

You be the judge, we will never really know. Makes a good story though.

 

Eastern Phoebe Portraits

Phoebes like to stay along the edge of a swamp here.

Eastern Phoebe Portraits
Eastern Phoebe Portraits

They are a true creature of habit. If you watch them they will drop down over the water, swoop up and move between two different perches.

Eastern Phoebe Portraits
Eastern Phoebe Portraits

Find a good spot by one of the perches and wait. There’s a good chance you can get multiple shots.

Eastern Phoebe Portraits
Eastern Phoebe Portraits