Great Egrets

Several Great Egrets gave aerial shows around the old rice fields at Magnolia Plantation this afternoon.

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This one circled around swinging out over the Ashley River several times, seemingly undecided and looking for just the right perch.

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The water is high  and much of the vegetation is displaced due to Hurricane Matthew that passed through over the weekend.  Clumps of what I previously thought was solid earth have floated around the marsh or gotten pushed on to the berm, a few trees blew over, and a lot of the cane is flattened. From the ground is looks like a different place. I expect the bird’s eye view is quite different, too.

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