Tag Archives: South Carolina

Patient Owl On A Hunt

As long as this swamp has water, it can dry, a patience Owl will catch prey here. They know it and just sit and wait.

Patience Owl On A Hunt
Patient Owl On A Hunt
Patience Owl On A Hunt
Patient Owl On A Hunt

This adult knew I was there. No place to hide really. I am not crawling into the surrounding bamboo.

Patience Owl On A Hunt
Patient Owl On A Hunt

I got the ‘look’ once in a while.

Eventually I believe he was successful, after dropping down I lost sight. I did not see any young but I know they are in the trees somewhere watching.

Ellen is usually the one following the Owls while I am out in a rookery. I know she will catch the shots of the young ones soon.

Prothonotary Warbler

The prothonotary warbler breeds in hardwood swamps in extreme southeastern Ontario and eastern United States. It winters in the West Indies, Central America and northern South America.

We know it’s spring in the Lowcountry when flashes of vivid yellow zoom by.

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

In the South Carolina swamps Prothonotary Warbler’s nest inside hollowed out Cypress Knees. Some local photographers here visit the same spot, and Cypress Knee, each year to grab a quick shot.

Their coloring make for difficult images. I’m sure there is a technical reason, and solution, I myself have no clue except ‘push the button’.

Caw Caw swamp, Ravenel, South Carolina.

It’s Not Easy, Heron

This series has more shots than it should but it shows just how difficult it is for an adult Great Blue to feed a larger juvenile.

It's Not Easy, Heron
It’s Not Easy, Heron

This is about the stage when an aggressive young bird can actually hurt an adult.

It's Not Easy, Heron
It’s Not Easy, Heron
It's Not Easy, Heron
It’s Not Easy, Heron

The next step is for adults to just fly in, drop food in the nest, and quickly leaving.

It's Not Easy, Heron
It’s Not Easy, Heron
It's Not Easy, Heron
It’s Not Easy, Heron
It's Not Easy, Heron
It’s Not Easy, Heron