It was warm day and very buggy along some pathways along the 24,000 acre nature site. But my friend Beverly Donald and I came away with some excellent photographs. The clouds were gorgeous, enhancing wide shots like the ones below.
Two Roseate Spoonbills flew over the boardwalk- what a neat site to see!
At the beginning of our visit to the Santee WMA, Beverly and I took pictures of each other on the rice trunk display in front of the office/welcome center.
Beverly Donald (below) is the superintendent of the magnificent and historic Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston. I have written two books about this most beautiful and interesting place! See book details elsewhere on this blog.
Here are some of the birds I photographed on this visit:
Same Green Heron- this is one of my favorite birds!
Female Red-winged Blackbird- interestingly, we didn't see any of the distinctive male Red-wingers
Waterman at work
On the trail, alligators definitely have the right of way!
There are ruins of an old plantation house at the Santee Coastal Reserve WMA that I have yet to see. Also, there is a trail (six or seven miles roundtrip we are told) that leads to the Intracoastal Waterway that also needs to be explored- but I'll wait for cooler weather and fewer bugs (hopefully) for that excursion.