Eolia, Harkness Mansion

I have photographed this location numerous times. There are usually people walking around so when I get time to visit during the week I take advantage of it.

Eolia - Click To Enlarge
Eolia – Click To Enlarge

It’s a beautiful building with a sweeping lawn that leads to the shore and a rocky coast line.

Aeolus was the greek god of the winds and that is where the building got it’s name. And yes, always windy here, never change a lens in the open!

Eolia - Click To Enlarge
Eolia – Click To Enlarge
Eolia - Click To Enlarge
Eolia – Click To Enlarge

White-throated Sparrow

I captured this bird by chance. EJ was further up a trail chasing something, and as usual I hung back. I know it’s most likely a woodpecker. I admit to looking past them most times for something a little different.

White-throated Sparrow - Click To Enlarge
White-throated Sparrow – Click To Enlarge

The sparrow was hopping around and looking at me, so I took his photo.

White-throated Sparrow - Click To Enlarge
White-throated Sparrow – Click To Enlarge

I usually don’t stalk these locals, but I’m not going to miss a chance for a photo either.

 

Carolina Wren

While out walking I had charged ahead of EJ. She was determined to find a particular small bird. I typically look for larger birds or landscapes to photograph, besides I try to keep out of her way ‘most times’.

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Carolina Wren – Click To Enlarge

Finding a place to sit and wait this wren landed near by. I had time for one quick shot.

I almost didn’t tell her. I knew she was stalking around the marsh looking for the Carolina Wren she had seen. I tried to be matter of fact when I mentioned this shot. Not sure it worked though.

 

Eagle Owl In The Rain

This is the biggest owl I have ever seen (and I was pretty close to this one). In these shots it was raining fairly hard and of course the bird didn’t care at all.  The chicken dinner was more important.

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Eagle Owl In The Rain – Click To Enlarge

These are photographs taken during training at The Center For Birds Of Prey in Charleston SC.

I had to double check myself, I couldn’t believe there was an entire training session with this bird that had been over looked.

Eagle Owl In The Rain - Click To Enlarge
Eagle Owl In The Rain – Click To Enlarge

While I now have many photos of this session the above might be my favorite. It gives an idea of how large, and intense, these birds are.

We were warned if he should land too close ‘Do Not’ reach out.

I didn’t.

Eurasian Kestrel Posing For Me

This was taken at The Center For Birds Of Prey. While many of the birds are exercised loose and fly around an open field this bird did not. There had been issues with larger hawks coming down out of the trees and attacking the smaller raptors.

Eurasian Kestrel - Click To Enlarge
Eurasian Kestrel – Click To Enlarge

I’m not sure if this bird was the one but recently a small Kestrel and local wild Red-tailed met. The Kestrel actually drove off the large hawk, but he was injured. So for now exercise is on the end of a very long lead.

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Eurasian Kestrel – Click To Enlarge
Eurasian Kestrel - Click To Enlarge
Eurasian Kestrel – Click To Enlarge

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