Category Archives: Marsh

Carolina Chickadee

This was an enthusiastic little guy.

Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee

He was pulling the cattails apart in search of seeds.

Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee

In a few places near the local rookery the marshes have changed over to thick growth, and thousands of cattails. While it’s the end of a marsh it does offer different wildlife food and shelter.

Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee

Lately the Chickadee and other small birds have taken over.

Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee

In the past I walked by here without really looking very hard. We go a lot slower now.

 

 

Portrait, Roseate Spoonbill

Winter is upon us, even more than is usual.

I think this Spoonbill, and his pink friends will suddenly learn how to move south for warmer weather. That’s something many have not done but cold rain, maybe even sleet, is expected in the next day.

Portrait, Roseate Spoonbill
Portrait, Roseate Spoonbill

This might be the last Spoonbill portrait for a while.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Pelican Take Off

The bigger the White Pelican the harder it is for them to get in the air. Given an option they skip along the surface getting up some speed.

Pelican Take Off
Pelican Take Off
Pelican Take Off
Pelican Take Off

In these photographs you can see all the splashes his feet made. It was a lot of work.

Pelican Take Off
Pelican Take Off
Pelican Take Off
Pelican Take Off

Finally a big push and jump got him airborne.

Pelican Take Off
Pelican Take Off

I do love catching a series like this. 😃