I ended my last Long White Bridge update with:
Foot traffic was still not allowed on the bridge. I expect the sides will have a railing along the top and there will be caps on the posts, both in black.
Thursday this week was a sunny day and I went back to check on progress. The holiday decorations have been removed, the caps are in place, no black painting has been done, and visitors are still blocked from crossing the bridge.
I pretty quickly got distracted by a Great Blue Heron posing on the new railing.
A few minutes later a Little Blue Heron decided to check out the new view, too.
Surprisingly the Little Blue flew even closer to the GBH.
Even more surprisingly the LBH struck the same pose as the GBH, who never moved.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
January 28, 2021
The Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens which was severely damaged by a falling maple tree on July 7, 2020.
My other photos of the Long White Bridge
Many of the large churches in historic Charleston, SC, are difficult to photograph in their entirety due to the closeness of their neighbors. Turns out that the tops of parking garages provide some neat views that get around this dilemma.
This image is the rear of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist that I featured last fall in my post Charleston Cathedral with Connecticut Connection.
The dramatic clouds were provided by an approaching summer thunder storm.
One beakful at a time the Great Blue Heron males fetch enough materials to build a nest.
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This Great Blue Herons was putting her all into vocalizing and showing off her plumes as nesting season has begun. She has claimed one of the most prized nesting trees so I doubt she’ll be alone for long.
Last season’s nest on this spot was completely removed by various storms so she and her mate will have a lot of work to do.
Roseate Spoonbill taking a one legged break.