Tag Archives: Charleston

Flying Just Above The Marsh Grasses, Egret

This Great Egret was taking a lazy flight just above the tops of the dried grasses.

Light and focus can be tricky with these shots. The sun can catch the light stalks and create glare. Also all the bird needs to do is a slight shift and the focus slips over to the reeds.

Flying Just Above The Marsh Grasses, Egret - click to enlarge
Flying Just Above The Marsh Grasses, Egret – click to enlarge

When you do get the shot it makes a nice soft scene.

Playing In The Mud

The word got out about low water in the rice fields. Amazing how quickly they all find out.

Playing In The Mud - click to enlarge
Playing In The Mud – click to enlarge

There were even Ring-billed Gulls that came up river to join the locals.

Playing In The Mud - click to enlarge
Playing In The Mud – click to enlarge

There were plenty of White Ibis and Egrets.

Playing In The Mud - click to enlarge
Playing In The Mud – click to enlarge

This marsh area is big so not all the birds flocked together.

Playing In The Mud - click to enlarge
Playing In The Mud – click to enlarge

Great Egrets and especially Herons tend to stay off on their own. Above you can see, on the left, the long tail of another looking to feed.

Great Egret On A Clear Day

A white bird and deep blue sky are one of the few overhead photographs that are sure to be interesting.

Great Egret On A Clear Day - click to enlarge
Great Egret On A Clear Day – click to enlarge
Great Egret On A Clear Day - click to enlarge
Great Egret On A Clear Day – click to enlarge

Though I must admit with a blue sky like this I still photograph most anything that goes by. I just don’t publish very many.

Calling For A Mate, Male Great Blue Heron

This male has staked out a nesting site. He may or may not have built it last year. For right now it’s his.

Calling For A Mate, Male Great Blue Heron - click to enlarge
Calling For A Mate, Male Great Blue Heron – click to enlarge

This rookery has several nest site with only one bird.

Each time another Great Blue flies by all the single birds stand and give a hoarse loud call hoping to attract a mate. Eventually someone shows up.

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