A Great Blue being sent off to find more nesting materials.
This male was heading in the direction I expected, right towards the edge where swamp meets forest.
Once they reach the forest side all we can do is wait to see if he returns the same way. Most do, but others miraculously come back from a totally different direction.
Charleston, South Carolina.
Nothing more ‘Southern’ than Magnolia trees in the spring.
Throw in a hint of Spanish Moss in the background…
Doesn’t get much better.
Found on a walk.
The second photograph, from a different angle with an intruder.
Click here to view the first published photograph.
A perfect perch for a portrait.
High up over a rookery.
This Heron came to the rookery low and then had to gain height to access the nesting tree. That’s a usual flight path.
A Great Egret over a swamp at the end of the day.
Passing by a pond late afternoon I spotted these. There were a few critters around but I took this closeup first.
Both were relaxing and nobody was about to get eaten. The turtle was big, the gator not so much.
I have fallen behind on my images from the Soldiers Ground. These were all taken February 20, 2021.
Above is the open, full grounds. Many of the head stones here are of the ‘Unknowns’.
One of the ‘Bonny Blue’ flags that recently appeared.
There are head stones in this section from multiple different States. Since they were interned here I assume they died nearby.