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Monday, October 17, 2011

Huntington Beach, SC visit...

STORKS, IBIS, ALLIGATORS, SPOONBILL, BUTTERFLIES AND BEES
Last week the weather was just beautiful and we went to Huntington Beach State Park for a visit.  We have a season's pass and when Bill's sister is camping there, we can visit any time.  We went also to see the flocks of Wood Storks who must have been migrating and have been there for several days.  Also Alligators were out.  I got a long shot of a pink Spoonbill which surprised us that he was there at all as they prefer Florida and seldom come this far up the coast.  I wish I could have gotten closer!  Some pictures we took were okay but my daughter was with us and she took some really great pictures with her little camera.
Here is the Spoonbill out on a tiny island in the marsh at Hungtington State Park.  The bird on the right is an Anhinga.

The Wood Stork only has feathers on its head as a juvenile and loses them when they become adults.  There feathers are beautiful but their head looks more like scavenger birds, though they are not.

Notice the little Ibis with the orange beaks on the right and the little Cattle Egret near them.  They are all dwarfed by the huge Wood Storks.
This photo was taken with my husband's camera by our daughter and she used the Zoom lens.
Here is another taken by my daughter.

This is one with her camera of a bee.
I love this Butterfly she took and I have not identified him as yet.  The underside of his wings were silver.


And this last picture is one our daughter took of a Wood Stork that was visiting our little lake in back of our home.  Great Photo!

I sure hope you enjoyed our outing that we are sharing today with you.  Do come back soon, we love having you and love comments!!


5 comments:

D said...

Hi, Kerrie,
Thanks for sharing such great "nature" pictures. Looks like a very interesting place to visit.

Claudia said...

These are great photos Kerrie! I've seen a wood stork and an anhinga down in Florida at my parents'. They have a pond out back and my Dad loves bird watching from his chair.

xo
Claudia

Amy said...

I wish I lived closer and could visit that beach! Thankful you shared your amazing photos, taking me there in some way.

Beverly said...

You must have had a wonderful time. And, just look at that pink spoonbill. Wow!

Jennifer said...

Wow, Kerrie! I had no idea you had alligators that far north!