The early morning sun made an interesting pattern across the sides of this walkway as a Great Blue Heron flew up.
This pond is part of the new Dorchester County Ashley River Park and I suspect this GBH has taken the pond on as his own. He was very comfortable with human passerby and I saw him fly back and forth several times.
These images were taken on a dull, grey morning, not the best light for far off action photos. But it was interesting, especially the Great Blue Heron’s behavior as I thought they were done nesting. He was defending his spot as if their were eggs or small chicks there.
This Great Egret tried landing at the top of this tree, but was quickly got the vibe that he should move on from the other occupants.
No worries, just drop down to the next level…
Here’s a spot…
He wasn’t welcome here, either, as the Great Blue Heron was facing off with a pair of Great Egrets to the right.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
June 16, 2023