South Carolina Salt Marsh

       For the next week over Christmas, I will be staying at a house near Charleston, South Carolina. In the back of the house is quite an extensive salt marsh. We’ve only been here for two days and I’ve already seen and photographed some good birds. So, I decided to share with you some of the photos I have taken. 

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American Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers are one of the more common birds here and I have seen large numbers of them flying through the salt marsh both full days I have been here. This is a good thing for me as they are one of my favorite birds and one I don’t get to see all that often.

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Snowy Egret

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Boat-tailed Grackle

A staple bird species of the Atlantic coast is, of course, the boat-tailed grackle. While it’s true that they are dirt common here, I like them and find them quite pretty.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumps are quite common in the trees found around the house, and while not the brightest warbler, are pretty cool.

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White Ibis

Not the best photo of one but, white ibis will occasionally fly by.

       Besides the birds pictured, I have heard both clapper and virginia rails, and seen hooded merganser, bufflehead, and many more.

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