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Best Spot In The Marsh

I’ve mentioned and photographed this exact spot a lot.

The best fishing spot in a 18,000 acre marsh.

This time it was a Great Egret.

Best Spot In The Marsh
Best Spot In The Marsh

Same day, a little earlier…

Best Spot In The Marsh
Best Spot In The Marsh

Black-crowned Night Heron.

Also a pair of Bald Eagles usually hide up in large pines just off to the left here.

Pretty amazing!

Great Egret Passing By

Taken in an old rice field, now a huge marsh.

Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By

Most Great Egrets are out here now rather than the swamps. Hunting is much easier.

Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By

It’s much easier to get in flight shots here since it’s an open flat marsh.

Great Egret Passing By
Great Egret Passing By

They still need to cooperate some though.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Two Generations

Two Spoonbills, a first year young bird on the left, all fuzzy headed. A two or three year old on the right. His head is getting smooth.

Two Generations
Two Generations

Both birds were looking right at me for this shot, but the young one following the signals from the adult. Neither felt threatened so they continued to walk around near me.

None of them flew off, kind of casually strolled off down the marsh.

Rosalie Raymond And Friends 1882

I cannot walk past Rosalie without taking a photograph. She is one of five children buried here, all lost to disease.

Her head stone is the most elaborate being a stone baby carriage and a ‘plaster cast’ of Rosalie’s face.

Rosalie Raymond And Friends 1882
Rosalie Raymond And Friends 1882

Face casts were popular in the late 1800’s. This one remains since the monument has an overhang of stone to protect it.

Toys are left here, the panda being one that comes and goes at times.

Charleston, South Carolina.