Thursday, March 25, 2010

Harbor Seal Spotted On Hilton Head Island

The Island Packet is reporting this morning that a wayward harbor seal was spotted on the heel of Hilton Head Island on March 15, 2010.

This is extremely rare and the first seal spotting I have ever heard of on Hilton Head Island.

The story is accompanied by these captivating photographs.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mitchellville Beach Park, Hilton Head Island, SC

On a relatively warmer day in January we took the opportunity to try my new Cannon EOS Rebel XS/1000D at a local beach park. We were lucky to find various shorebirds enjoying the low tide and managed a few good shots.

A personal favorite of mine are Sanderlings. These small little birds spend their time skittering along the sand and surf searching for food. Their fast movements make them a challenge to photograph but fun to watch!

One of the most graceful appearing birds in the water are Great Egrets. These snow white birds are a frequent site in Hilton Head, wading through marshes.

Looking forward to warmer days on Hilton Head Island and capturing nature in action!