Tag Archives: South Carolina

Marsh Scene, Complete With Gators

Depending on where we leave the car I try to look all around before walking any distance. With age comes wisdom… and aging body parts.

Marsh Scene, Complete With Gators
Marsh Scene, Complete With Gators

Here I found no birds in trees, or flying. Two ‘heads bobbing around’ was about it.

I went another direction and found Spoonbills instead.

Note; way off in the background there were some Blue-winged Teals. They never come any closer out here so I ignored them.

Beneath An Overhanging Tree, Alligator

At the right angle, if you lean out a little, you can see down the side of the bank.

Beneath An Overhanging Tree, Alligator
Beneath An Overhanging Tree, Alligator

Most times I just look out over open water for birds. This time I looked down.

Beneath An Overhanging Tree, Alligator
Beneath An Overhanging Tree, Alligator

This is actually two different Alligators. One closer to the edge than the other.

 

Doing Spoonbill Things

When in a tree, and awake, Spoonbills can’t sit still.

Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things

What they are really good at is playing around and acting funny.

Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things

In this case a single bird began staring under the tree. He didn’t stop fidgeting around until all of them were fixated on it.

Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things

Now, there can be anything under this old tree. However, whatever it is will not be climbing up to bother them.

 

Little Blue In A Swamp

Finally some photographs not in marshes. It’s much easier to go to a swamp for us. However more is happening in the marshes now.

This small Heron was from a quick walk one afternoon not far from home.

Little Blue In A Swamp
Little Blue In A Swamp
Little Blue In A Swamp
Little Blue In A Swamp

Above the light hit the bird just right. The magenta and slate blue was displayed nicely here.

Little Blue In A Swamp
Little Blue In A Swamp