Thursday, March 14, 2013

Caw Caw County Park, SC

Howdee all,

After two days indoors with hip issues it was nice to get out and do some birding and walking.

Yesterday we went to

Caw Caw County Park

Just three miles from the RV park we are in.

Rich in natural, cultural and historical resources, Caw Caw was once part of several rice plantations and home to enslaved Africans who applied their technology and skills in agriculture to carve the series of rice fields out of cypress swamps. via http://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?nid=53

Caw Caw is now a lovely County park

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It was wonderful to get out and hear the woods full of song..

Caw Caw_007Our first Northern Parula seen and heard this year.

and this little loudmouth below..can you find it?

Caw Caw_009We walked thru the woods and then followed the trail thru the swamp

Caw Caw_011Maple pods in bright red..

Caw Caw_014The pine trees have been throwing off pollen..

Caw Caw_016So besides the green algae..

Caw Caw_018The water is coated with pine pollen

Caw Caw_022It was a perfect day..

Cool in the shade and warm in the sun. Mid 70s.

Caw Caw_035I Love Cypress swamps..

Caw Caw_025And knees..

Caw Caw_031And the different tree shapes

Caw Caw_034Looking up..

Caw Caw_038A downy woodpecker..

Caw Caw_042We leave the swamp and walk the trail to what was the rice fields..the trail is littered with yellow Carolina jasmine flowers..

Caw Caw_044Alligators..

these on the opposite side of the water..

Caw Caw_045Napping in the sun..

Caw Caw_048We searched the flooded fields for birds..

Caw Caw_050Other than a few Osprey, Common Gallinule and Pied-billed Grebe

We didn’t see many other bird here..

Caw Caw_051Tri-colored Heron

Caw Caw_053The wind was blowing in this open area..

see the pollen line?

Caw Caw_055Oh someone's been busy!

Caw Caw_060Jeff found this sweet curly q

We saved it for our collection…

Caw Caw_067Last years dried out leaves hanging by a thread

Caw Caw_069Natural wooden sculpture..

Isn't Nature Grand?!

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Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Charleston, US-SC
Mar 13, 2013 10:06 AM - 2:06 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.2
48 species

Wood Duck  
Pied-billed Grebe  
Double-crested Cormorant  
Anhinga  
Great Egret  
Tricolored Heron  
Glossy Ibis  
Black Vulture  
Turkey Vulture  
Osprey  
Red-tailed Hawk  
Common Gallinule  
Mourning Dove  
Belted Kingfisher  
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  
Pileated Woodpecker  
White-eyed Vireo  
Blue Jay  
American Crow  
Fish Crow  
Carolina Chickadee  
Tufted Titmouse  
White-breasted Nuthatch  
House Wren  
Carolina Wren  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
Golden-crowned Kinglet  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  
Hermit Thrush  
Black-and-white Warbler  
Common Yellowthroat  
Northern Parula  
Pine Warbler  
Yellow-rumped Warbler  
Yellow-throated Warbler  
Eastern Towhee  
Field Sparrow  
Savannah Sparrow  
Song Sparrow  
Swamp Sparrow  
White-throated Sparrow  
Northern Cardinal  
Red-winged Blackbird  
Boat-tailed Grackle  
American Goldfinch 

1 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great list of birds, Dawn! Love the Cypress Forest and the the birds. Have a happy weekend!

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