Tag Archives: South Carolina

Mute Swans

I’m not an expert on Swans, or even a big fan, but it can be a nice change of pace to photograph them.

Mute Swans
Mute Swans

Sumter, South Carolina, has a unique park, swamp, lake area.¬† It’s dedicated to Swans.

Mute Swans
Mute Swans

They have every species of Swan roaming free here. I had always assumed they had their wings clipped…until we were buzzed by a huge Australian Black Swan.

Mute Swans
Mute Swans

Walking through a swamp with Swans can provide photo op’s that are very different than the usual floating Swan.

Mute Swans
Mute Swans

The park side is known for having acres of Iris, it was too early since none were in bloom two days ago.

note; Alligators are quickly removed from the area as soon as they are seen.

Egret Looking To Land

I noticed something the other night. Great Egrets seem to have a more difficult time landing in a larger tree. This shot is a good example.

Egret Looking To Land
Egret Looking To Land

He was very careful to pull back and get in the perfect spot before landing. I watched several circle around multiple times before even making an attempt.

The trees are starting to fill out so that may be causing the issue. The Anhinga never miss like this.