Some evenings the sky is filled with color, others a golden glow. Either way a walk with a camera is always an adventure.
A layer of clouds hid the sunset, we still had soft light along the shoreline.
The coast is filled with inlets, creeks, and rivers here. It’s a highway for Brown Pelicans.
A few random shots from a walk on the Charleston shore.
I think he was enjoying the view too.
One of those small Sandpipers that scurry through the surf in little chaotic groups. They seem to never stop moving.
They are in the Lowcountry fall and winter. They change to a rusty coloring in the summer…and live in the arctic.
Bird Key, a small island off coastal South Carolina is just a few miles from Folly Island.
Best I can tell the Pelicans are heading in that direction each night. It’s a protected rookery so it’s a safe assumption. Thousands of Pelicans live there.
Taken end of day, the usual low light glare and colors.
Losing the day but still plenty of glare from the low sun.
Willet walking through the surf.
This Great Blue Heron came charging in to this roost tree and took a spot right in the middle of all the others.
The tree was already full with a Tricolored Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, and female Anhinga.
The Anhinga, as usual, complained and yelled at the bigger Heron. The others watched close, but just did their best to ignore the new comer.
A little after these shots it was the Great Blue that took off. Too many strange looking birds for his taste.
ACE Basin, South Carolina.
I don’t want to ignore the local shore birds. In January when it gets a little cool and windy there will be fewer shots like this though.
Brown Pelican riding the breeze.
A very common marsh bird but one we usually don’t pay much attention to. A guess is this one hatched early spring.
The marsh water here has that special quality of ‘yuck’ here. Thick and bubbly. Next step is probably green slime of some kind.