Category Archives: Shore Bird

Did Not Cooperate

I followed A Spoonbill and Glossy Ibis as best I could, without climbing down into the marsh muck.

They walked the same speed as me, keeping the same distance.

Did Not Cooperate
Did Not Cooperate

I wanted the Glossy to walk along side the Spoonbill. I got just the opposite, he hid behind him.

Did Not Cooperate
Did Not Cooperate

At least I shot some mediocre Spoonbill shots.

Flying Dinosaur, Pelican

It’s been a while since any of the bigger shore birds have made an appearance on this site.

Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican

These photographs were all taken near a commercial shrimp boat pier. The birds will stay close since they get the ‘throw aways’ when the catch is off loaded.

Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican

At times, when several boats are pulling in,  it becomes a bit of a circus with all the birds pushing and shoving.

Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican

Finally A Glossy Ibis

Getting close enough fro any decent photographs of Glossy has not happened all year. This day the bad luck streak was broken.

Finally A Glossy Ibis
Finally A Glossy Ibis

At the far end of a dike a small group mingled with some Spoonbills.

Finally A Glossy Ibis
Finally A Glossy Ibis

With the heat, pandemic, and just 2020 general chaos these will probably be all I find until next year.

Finally A Glossy Ibis
Finally A Glossy Ibis

Birds Of Pitt Street Bridge

Kingfisher, an impossible bird to photograph…making it look too easy.

Birds Of Pitt Street Bridge
Birds Of Pitt Street Bridge

The bridge is gone but some parts remnants are there. The Kingfisher above is sitting on an old rusty pillion.

Birds Of Pitt Street Bridge
Birds Of Pitt Street Bridge

Pitt street sits off the Charleston Harbor. Along here are Oyster beds.

So of course these Oyster Catchers wander around as the tide goes out.

Birds Of Pitt Street Bridge
Birds Of Pitt Street Bridge

Those big orange beaks can shuck an oyster faster than any seafood restaurant.