Category Archives: Shore Bird

End Of The Day, Folly Island

Some evenings the sky is filled with color, others a golden glow. Either way a walk with a camera is always an adventure.

End Of The Day, Folly Island
End Of The Day, Folly Island

A layer of clouds hid the sunset, we still had soft light along the shoreline.

End Of The Day, Folly Island
End Of The Day, Folly Island

The coast is filled with inlets, creeks, and rivers here. It’s a highway for Brown Pelicans.

End Of The Day, Folly Island
End Of The Day, Folly Island

A few random shots from a walk on the Charleston shore.

Back To Bird Key, Pelican

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.

Back To Bird Key, Pelican
Back To Bird Key, Pelican
Back To Bird Key, Pelican
Back To Bird Key, Pelican

Taken end of day, the usual low light glare and colors.

Dropping In The Middle, Heron

This Great Blue Heron came charging in to this roost tree and took a spot right in the middle of all the others.

Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron

The tree was already full with a Tricolored Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, and female Anhinga.

Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron

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.

Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron

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.