At this spot several dikes, and a dirt road, meetup. It is home to a Great Blue, he almost always is around somewhere.
If you give him space he will hang around. The road ends here, it has a locked gate almost year round. However, back here a few people fish in the canals.
Something tells me this guy may get a share of the days catch once in a while.
Lucky this shot was taken early in the day. Bright sky and sun would have blown this away.
On the edge of this marsh is a stretch of woodlands. At times the larger birds sit up top and away from from everything.
I’ve seen Spoonbills bite and chase smaller Alligators, but this one was a little large for that.
A normal day in the neighborhood.
Last week there were two here, and another two down the trail. Now all I find is this lone duck.
They always seem to be out in the open. A change of habit is needed if they want to live here.
Back pond at Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina.
Best viewed large.
Towards the end of breeding season, after shooting thousands of photographs, local photographers joke when the meet each other. Something like ‘How many white birds can you shoot’ ???
The answer is always ‘But I don’t have one like this’.
An inflight Great Egret is magnificent.
So it’s true. We never have the one that’s right in front of us.
Who could not take these shots.
One of several Night Herons found this day.
It’s unusual to have Night Herons be the bird photographed the most in a day.
This wildlife area has many different environments. Pine stands border some open marshes. I didn’t know small Herons would like it. Big pines also mean large Hawks and Eagles. They like small Herons.
Growing around a swamp pond.
As usual the dark background provided by the water.