The last few days and articles have been Brown Pelicans for the most part.
The nice thing about the Lowcountry is you can go a little into the marshes and you now have the White Pelicans. Much bigger than the Browns. These birds spend the winter here.
Above is part of a flock that has been in the rice fields for a few weeks. The number of birds varies and can be as little as a few dozen up to 200. The very large flocks make a point of staying off in the hard to reach locations.
Previously I had written about boating in the delta marshes with the most common birds being Bald Eagles. This is another set taken as we moved along the South Santee River.
Above is the an example of the typical Eagle sighting as we moved up river. Sitting high above the shore and giving us no sign he gave us a single thought. Not surprising since this is a pretty remote area.
You can’t spot that many without getting a little lucky. Above is another bird, closer and in some rare southern fall colors.
However, this Eagle moved on as we drifted by.
There were several others further up river in the tree line where he flew off to. It’s nesting time so one was likely a mate.