Tag Archives: Charleston

Anhinga Ready For Chaos

As soon as the Egrets and Great Blues have settled into nesting the ‘disrupter’ moves in.

They are another decent sized predator so a new round of issues begins.

Anhinga Ready For Chaos
Anhinga Ready For Chaos

Their method is to wait for an empty nest and just jump in and take it. They settle down in small groups so a lost nest is hard to get back.

This is a female just below a group of Cypress.

In A Swamp, Ibis

This spot is not a particularly good place to shoot. Besides the normal light issues trees and brush are pretty thick.

In A Swamp, Ibis
In A Swamp, Ibis
In A Swamp, Ibis
In A Swamp, Ibis

Every angle will have some type of branch of tree trunk in the shot. Half the time is spent focusing through ‘open holes’ in the view finder.

In A Swamp, Ibis
In A Swamp, Ibis

Of course the smaller wading birds like it back here. Ibis wander around in small groups ducking behind anything they find to avoid being seen.

In A Swamp, Ibis
In A Swamp, Ibis

Above the outline of a Little Blue Heron can be seen in the background.

In A Swamp, Ibis
In A Swamp, Ibis

While the chances of a ‘stunner’ type shot are slim you can find some interesting critters on a slow day.

But Does It Taste Good, Marsh Rabbit

In the middle of all the chaos of Alligators and swirling  rookery birds is this gentle soul. Strolling along smelling the flowers. Eating them too.

But Does It Taste Good, Marsh Rabbit
But Does It Taste Good, Marsh Rabbit
But Does It Taste Good, Marsh Rabbit
But Does It Taste Good, Marsh Rabbit

Most of the Marsh Rabbits stay along the edge of this swamp. Yet they like marshes.

And they are great swimmers.

But Does It Taste Good, Marsh Rabbit
But Does It Taste Good, Marsh Rabbit

Probably have to be I guess.

But Does It Taste Good, Marsh Rabbit
But Does It Taste Good, Marsh Rabbit

 

Our Most Famous Cat

So, I was on line the other day, just digging around, and a photograph of an old friend popped up on  MrsSmithTravels  .

Our Most Famous Cat
Our Most Famous Cat

I had just visited with him the day before, and took these shots.

There are actually three cats, but the others stay inside away from people.

Our Most Famous Cat
Our Most Famous Cat

These were taken as Ellen was down in the barn yard conversing with the sheep and sheep-master. They are waiting for new arrivals, which should be almost immediately.

After that I know where to find Ellen.

Middleton Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina.