May 28, 2013: I'm not an Audubon member but do belong to CNPA and take mostly bird pics. Today in the rookery at the Waccatee Zoo I saw what I believe to be a cattle egret that has a very unique coloration. It was nesting with other cattle egrets and is the same size, but as you can see by the attached photo, it was mostly orange rather than the normal white with orange patches. Because this bird was so unique, I wanted to share it with the WAS. Is is nesti;ng in the trees that aare at the center back of the pond. I took the attached shot with a 400mm lens and then cropped it about 75% to get the attached pic.
Roger Doyle, Surfside Beach, SC See the photo above.
May 27, 2013: Bill & Linda Lanham spotted three Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Huntington Beach State Park.
May 12, 2013: Tony Owens had three Mississippi Kites soaring over his Dad's field (between Hwy 90 and Waccamaw River). Earlier the same day, he spotted a Swallow-tailed Kite in same area. I was riding my boat on the Waccamaw River near Hwy 90 and had Wood Storks circling over head. Plus spotted a little Eastern Screech Owl sitting in a Cypress tree. Reg Daves
Photos From Huntington Beach State Park by Bill Gobbel
Photos By Stephen P. Berkowitz
The hermit thrush has been hanging around my suet feeder and birdbath all fall and winter. I see it nearly every day. The useful species I.D. shot of the yellow-rumped warbler was taken from my kayak on the Black River last week. The puffin comes from my trip to Iceland and the Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Islands last summer.
I spent a really fine six days on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, from March 13-19, so here are a few pics for the WAS website. eastern diamondback rattlesnake, a pair of Wilson’s plovers, a willet, and a leopard frog in the duckweed.