Tag Archives: Charleston

Great Egret Hunting In The Grasses

I found this Egret walking through water a little deeper than normal, but the reason was full thick grasses. They are filled with small lizards, insects, and tree frogs.

Great Egret Hunting In The Grasses - click to enlarge
Great Egret Hunting In The Grasses – click to enlarge

Most photographs show Egrets fishing. But they will hunt just about anything. Wading birds are not picky eaters.

Great Egret Hunting In The Grasses - click to enlarge
Great Egret Hunting In The Grasses – click to enlarge

 

Little Green Herons

These are the last (I think) photographs from the Charleston park rookery. I’m always surprised how wildlife adapts.

Little Green Herons - click to enlarge
Little Green Herons – click to enlarge
Little Green Herons - click to enlarge
Little Green Herons – click to enlarge

By now these birds are out in the harbor or inland swamps, which are only 15 miles away.

Little Green Herons - click to enlarge
Little Green Herons – click to enlarge
Little Green Herons - click to enlarge
Little Green Herons – click to enlarge

Now that this is an established rookery unless something drastically changes they will breed here every year.

Little Green Herons - click to enlarge
Little Green Herons – click to enlarge
Little Green Herons - click to enlarge
Little Green Herons – click to enlarge

Black Skimmer At Dawn

It may have been too early to photograph any Black Skimmers along the marsh surface, in flight was great.

Black Skimmer At Dawn - click to enlarge
Black Skimmer At Dawn – click to enlarge

This skimmer flew past, gaining a little height to fly over me, and the dike, moving between bodies of water. The tall grasses for once were not a problem.

ACE Basin, South Carolina