Some sights from this morning’s rounds. Great Egret nesting is in full swing. This adult displays the mating ritual over and over, hoping to attract a mate. Both male and female Great Egrets have the “bridal gown” during mating season. While this Great Egret works to attract a mate, others have already paired up andContinue reading “Morning Gifts for April 5, 2021”
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When the Corona virus closed down my favorite birding spot, I decided to pick things up a notch in our backyard. I had always fed birds there, but it was tough to keep the squirrels out of the feeders and they liked to eat me out of house and home. I decided to take anotherContinue reading “Backyard Birds.”
In late 2019 I came upon a large nest while exploring the woods of the South Carolina Lowcountry. I decided to check back periodically to see if it was, as I suspected, a Bald Eagle nest. These are images I captured from December 2019 to March 2020. I made a point to always stay aContinue reading “The Birth of Eagles.”
Just another day in Paradise. I was standing by “The Eagle Tree” at Magnolia Plantation watching a perched eagle. Soon, a second showed up. Magnolia’s mated resident pair checking things out on a beautiful March morning. As we stood there, one of the Garden crew’s Gator backfired as she started it. The Female took offContinue reading “2020 Magnolia Eagles.”
Bear Island is a huge wildlife management area in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Here are almost 12,000 acres of marsh, forest, and acreage planted for wildlife. I spent a lot of time exploring there last year in the second half of summer. I wanted to findContinue reading “Return to Bear Island.”
Some recent images from Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Thanks for the support and kind words, Snakeman!