|Tricolored heron (on log) and little blue heron|
|Snowy egret - notice the Golden Slippers|
|Ibis - immature plumage|
April is the month when wading birds begin mating and the rookeries of the Lowcountry will once again become crammed with nesting activity. This will translate into extra feeding time and flying greater distances to forage, all of which will make viewing the birds more accessible. Keep an eye out for other birds of the marsh like the wood stork, great blue heron, yellow-crowned night heron and wood stork.
To view this feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.
To view past blog entries about the ACE Basin click National Estuarine Research Reserve - Trapping - 2015 Duck Finale - 25th Anniversary - 2012 Update / John Frampton - 2013 Waterfowl Warrior Hunt - ACE Basin QDMA - Friends of Nemours - Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt - Colleton Plantation Tour - Mottled Duck Study - Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers.
To view my Birding Journal Observations click January / February 2015.