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A Road Crew

A common sight on South Carolina side roads. The Dept. Of Transportation road crew… better known as the Black Vulture.

Earlier today there were hundreds in the air as we drove to mid state. Some do migrate south so that may be the reason.

A Road Crew
A Road Crew

We have a huge population year round here. I have recently read their numbers are declining due to habitat loss.

Above, a small part of a larger group feeding… I skipped taking those shots.

 

Where River Meets Marsh

Taken on a ‘not so nice’ day. Actually I didn’t expect to see anything.

Where River Meets Marsh
Where River Meets Marsh

This was taken on the marsh side of a long dike. The other side is a river.  The Ashley River from here ends just above Charleston, a few miles down river.

Where River Meets Marsh
Where River Meets Marsh

Low light, and using a walk around lens that needs it, made for some darker images. However the Herons were not moving around so I could shoot at a slower speed.

Where River Meets Marsh
Where River Meets Marsh

Night Heron On A Trunk

For a juvenile Black-crowned you can’t beat this spot for fishing. Sit up on the trunk braces and wait for something to swim by.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

If the water’s not high there may be a place to stand below on the gate itself.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

He needs to keep an eye on that pesky ‘camera photo’ critter, but he seems harmless.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

I have never leaned over to watch when he drops down the trunk. It’s probably a little tricky with water flowing and maybe an Alligator nearby. I don’t need to make it any more difficult for him.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk