Great Blue Heron, A Single Chick Nest

Most Heron nests have 2 young birds. There is a nest with 3 near this one, but that one is too crowded. This nest did have 2 chicks, but one day only a single one was there. Probably best not to know anymore than that.

Great Blue Heron - A Single Chick Nest - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron – A Single Chick Nest – Click To Enlarge

Here the young bird is testing flight, just a little early.

Great Blue Heron - A Single Chick Nest - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron – A Single Chick Nest – Click To Enlarge

It didn’t work so the next best thing is chewing on Mom.

Harris Hawk In Flight

John James Audubon illustrated the Harris’s hawk in The Birds of America (published, London 1827–38) as Plate 392 with the title “Louisiana Hawk –Buteo harrisi“. The image was engraved and colored by the Robert Havell, London workshops in 1837. The original watercolor by Audubon was purchased by the New York History Society where it remains to this day (wikipedia).

Harris Hawk In Flight - Click To Enlarge
Harris Hawk In Flight – Click To Enlarge

Photographs shot at The Center For Birds Of Prey, Awendaw, South Carolina.

Harris Hawk In Flight - Click To Enlarge
Harris Hawk In Flight – Click To Enlarge
Harris Hawk In Flight - Click To Enlarge
Harris Hawk In Flight – Click To Enlarge
Harris Hawk In Flight - Click To Enlarge
Harris Hawk In Flight – Click To Enlarge
Harris Hawk In Flight - Click To Enlarge
Harris Hawk In Flight – Click To Enlarge

 

Old Carriage, In Color

This is from an old carriage house. There are 3 walls, the front open to easily pull the carriages out. Which makes for sun, and darkness, depending on the time of day.

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Old Carriage – Click To Enlarge

It’s never really bright so I tend to use the textures here in black and white. I have shot this location several times.

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Old Carriage – Click To Enlarge

There are at least 4 different carriages stored here. From a traditional buggy through a regal enclosed private passenger style.

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Old Carriage – Click To Enlarge

I’m sure there will be another round of images before summers end, the building is near where I live.

TPJ Photography