Brown Pelicans fly in the famous “roller” formation off Folly Island, SC.
On a trip to Folly Island, SC I had to get 30 feet off the ground for decent photographs of Orchard Orioles. Once elevated, the yellow and olive female was easy to photograph. She preferred to preen and sun on exposed branches. In the lower right photo, she shows off her specialized tongue, useful in gathering nectar.
The chestnut colored male spent almost all his time hiding in the canopy. When he did finally come into the open, he was so far away the quality of photos suffered. Still, a beautiful bird.
A Snowy Egret goes shrimping in a marsh on Folly Island in South Carolina. This was one of those “hurry, park the car, grab the camera” photo shoots. The kind where you, well, don’t check the settings on the camera. Lets just say I really didn’t need ISO 3200…
A Green Heron goes all steampunk on Folly Island, SC in July of 2015.
These juvenile Northern Mockingbirds were foraging on Folly Island, SC. Without a doubt, they were in competition with one another. Their mother wan’t far away, yet gave them space.
A Painted Bunting sings on Folly Island, SC. I never got close enough for a crisp photograph, but that didn’t detract from seeing the beautiful bird.