Wading Birds

Sunset Beach, NC & Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Copyright 2016 Jo O'Keefe All Rights Reserved Photos may be used for educational purposes only.

 

   
Snowy Egret, Sunset Beach, NC
   
Wood Storks resting at East Twin Lake, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/16/07
Wood Stork, West Lake, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/30/06
Wood Storks landing at West Lake, 08/05/06
   
Two Wood Storks
Wood Stork
Wood Storks at the West Lake, 08/05/06
Wood Storks
Wood Storks Preening & Resting at the West Lake, 07/30/06 & 08/05/06
Wood Storks
Wood Storks near ICW across from East Lake, 8/25/06
Wood Stork flying to Roost Site at dusk, 8/25/06
Wood Storks
Wood Storks
Wood Storks beside Sunset Beach Causeway
   
Ibises flying
Ibises flying
Ibises flying into the Roost Site, 8/19/06
Ibis fight
Ibises Fighting at Roost Site, 08/25/06
Ibises
Juvenile Ibis
Ibises at the Roost Site, 08/07/06
Ibis -- Juvenile, Lake Medcalf, Sunset Beach, NC
   
Juvenile Ibis
Juvenile Ibis
Juvenile Ibises, Lake Medcalf, Sunset Beach, NC
Great Egrets
Great Egrets
Great Egrets at the Roost Site. First they were fighting with much wing flapping, but then just looked at one another. It was dusk. 8/19/06
Great Egrets at the Roost Site. 09/14/06
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret flying to Roost Site at dusk,8/25/06
Great Egret
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Egrets
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egrets?
Reddish Egret
Roseate Spoonbill
Reddish Egret, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/09/06
Roseate Spoonbill at dusk at the Roost Site
Reddish Egrets
Reddish Egrets
Reddish Egrets behind Bird Island, 10/01/05
Great Blue Heron and Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
   
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Herons
 
Great Blue Heron, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/25/07
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Little Blue Heron, Sanibel, FL
Green Heron, Carolina Shores, NC
Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Herons

A 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.