Miscellaneous Birds

Sunset Beach, NC, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Aiken, SC, Edisto Island, SC, & Sanibel Island, FL

Copyright 2007 Jo O'Keefe All Rights Reserved

Extensive information about birding in the Carolinas is available at http://www.carolinabirdclub.org/index.html.

Black Skimmers
Raptors
Juvenile Osprey, Sea Trail Plantation, Sunset Beach, NC, 07/16/07
  
Male Osprey watching over nest -- Sanibel
Female Osprey -- Sanibel
Peregrine Falcon with Herring Gull, Sunset Beach, NC
Red-shouldered Hawk -- Sanibel
Bald Eagles seen from fishing trawler at NC/SC state line, 09/23/05
  
Common Ground Dove, Sanibel Island, FL, 03/06
Rock Dove, Kure Beach, NC, 12/05
Mourning Doves, Sunset Beach, NC, 02/13/07
Mourning Dove, Sunset Beach, NC, 02/13/07
  
Boat-tailed Grackles -- male
Boat-tailed Grackle -- female
Great-horned Owl, Photo by John Frink, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/03/05

The Sea Trail Roost Site at SunsetBeach, 8/19/06

Birds include at least the following: great egrets, snowy egrets, cattle egrets, reddish egrets, great blue herons, tri-colored herons, green herons, black-crowned night herons, yellow-crowned night herons, little blue herons both juvenile and mature, ibises -- juvenile and mature, anhingas, roseate spoonbill, osprey and wood storks. Occasionally common moorhens and purple gallinules swim in the creek in front of the trees.

I am deeply indebted to Taylor Piephoff and Mark Vukovich for their assistance in identifying species.