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

Best Spot In The Marsh

I’ve mentioned and photographed this exact spot a lot.

The best fishing spot in a 18,000 acre marsh.

This time it was a Great Egret.

Best Spot In The Marsh
Best Spot In The Marsh

Same day, a little earlier…

Best Spot In The Marsh
Best Spot In The Marsh

Black-crowned Night Heron.

Also a pair of Bald Eagles usually hide up in large pines just off to the left here.

Pretty amazing!

Great Egret Passing By

Taken in an old rice field, now a huge marsh.

Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By

Most Great Egrets are out here now rather than the swamps. Hunting is much easier.

Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By

It’s much easier to get in flight shots here since it’s an open flat marsh.

Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By

They still need to cooperate some though.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

A Great Opportunity, Great Blue

On a typical winter day here you don’t know what you will see, or how the weather will hold out.

A little dull, but Herons were out in force this time.

A Great Opportunity, Great Blue
A Great Opportunity, Great Blue
A Great Opportunity, Great Blue
A Great Opportunity, Great Blue

This Heron went down the length of the dike, almost at eye level.

A Great Opportunity, Great Blue
A Great Opportunity, Great Blue
A Great Opportunity, Great Blue
A Great Opportunity, Great Blue

The Great Blue are one of my favorite birds to shoot in flight.

A Great Opportunity, Great Blue
A Great Opportunity, Great Blue

Amazing how long they are when stretched out in full flight.

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