Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Beach Birds on a windy day…

Howdee all,

Edisto Beach State Park

It was windy here at the coast today…winds gusting about 20 miles per hour.

Because of the windy conditions we decided to walk thru town one way and the beach on the way back. The wind would be at our back for the walk on the beach.

We walked about three miles thru town…just shy of the end of the island.

The photos below are on our trip back.

The wind was starting to calm…

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_018We didn’t bring our binoculars this trip.

Just my trusty little pocket camera..

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_037

Ring-billed Gulls

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_019Royal Tern

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_021Laughing Gull

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_032Beach houses line the beach..

no high rises or hotels on the island.

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_042Willet on the rocks..

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_044

Ring-billed Gull doing the one footed stand…

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_064The majority of the gulls were

Ring-billed

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_096

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_099

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_072We did see many shells..

Most of them were oyster or pieces of shells like the one below.

No great specimens….I think we need a storm to bring a few ashore.

Edisto beach SP day 2_012We are almost back to the campground..

The distant pier is close to our campground..

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_102A lone Jelly fish thingy..

We did see a few sea urchin as well.

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_055Gull feeding 

Edisto beach SP day 2_013A handsome Laughing Gull

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_110Here we are..

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_114Back at the campground..

Edisto beach SP day 2_015With plenty of time to make dinner and watch the sunset

out of our dining room window..

Edisto Beach State Park day 2_123


Mar 6, 2013
Edisto Beach State Park
Traveling
Observers: 2


All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
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Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Willet
Sanderling
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Savannah Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Boat-tailed Grackle
House Finch

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