Belted Kingfisher

Normally very skittish, the Belted Kingfisher that hangs out on the old Pitt Street Bridge at Pickett Park has acclimated to people. This female was content to pose as she waited for the tide to come in and bring some fishing opportunities.

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The beams that stick out from the current pier are left from when there was a bridge crossing to Sullivan’s Island. Once the only non-boat transportation from Mount Pleasant to the beaches, the trolley that used the bridge ceased operation in 1927.  The bridge was closed in 1945, when a replacement just to the north opened.

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Pickett Park, Mount Pleasant, SC

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