Birding the Coastal South Carolina Lowlands,
Mass Audubon-style, 4/20-25/2010


American Alligators everywhere...


Youngsters lurking...


Of course, they were Carolina Chickadees!


Beautiful Blue Grosbeak


Painted Buntings here and there


Boardwalk at Congaree National Park


and the mosquitos weren't bad at all!


Pileated Woodpecker, working horizontally,


Red-bellied Woodpecker peering out,


and the Red-cockaded Woodpecker working on the sap flow.


Prothonotary Warblers abound


but it is harder to find the Swainson's Warbler.


Eurasian Collared Dove


Royal Terns on the coast,


along with Forster's Terns


and Laughing Gulls.


Shorebirds included Short-billed Dowitchers,


Whimbrels,


and Willets.


Large white waders included Wood Storks


and White Ibises.


Barred Owls both day and night....


More young alligators,


Black Rat Snake,


Yellow Rat Snake,


Red-bellied Snake,


Ringneck Snake


Yellow-belly Slider,


Green (Carolina) Anole,


displaying.


Big beetle


Dining at the SeeWee (best fried pickles on the planet!)


Bull Island Beach


Crab bait


One big live oak on Bull Island


Green on green on green at Dungannon Plantation


Kathy modeling her new extensions


Boneyard forest at Botany Bay Plantation WMA


Checking out the Wilson's Plovers


Beach Art


Beach Erosion and Shell Layers

See photos from last year's trip here.

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