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Big Local, Handsome Fella

Some days out there it’s like all the locals turn out at the same time. This was one of them. He was much too large to be a female, hence the title here.

Nobody really knows how many Alligator are around the Lowcountry, but I have heard over 110,000. Not sure where the number came from, it stuck in my head as a lot, but considering the marsh sizes and what we see that may be low.

Big Local, Alligator
Big Local, Alligator

White Ibis, Fall Colors

These photographs were taken at a marsh north of our usual haunts.

White Ibis, Fall Colors
White Ibis, Fall Colors

In the past I had always associated White Ibis with Florida. Most people still do. They actually spend time much further north.

This coastal marsh is not far from the North Carolina border.

White Ibis, Fall Colors
White Ibis, Fall Colors

Knee Deep Tricolor

For some reason he did not fly off. Just the opposite, he plodded right through the marsh. Tricolored Herons, when adult, have ‘ruby red’ eyes. They are amazing.

I judge a Tricolored photograph by how vivid the eye colors, and neck feathers are. A young bird has a less colorful eye, but more distinct shading on their neck.

Knee Deep Tricolor
Knee Deep Tricolor

I’m certainly OK with this shot.