Old Santee Canal Park Birds....

by Russell Smith November. 25, 2019 160 views

A few more from my Saturday trip to Old Santee Canal Park.

I hesitate to post the above photo not because I think it is not a good shot but because how similar it was to Bill Biard's shot that he posted here. His is a shot I love. It was not until I got back to the house and started looking at the images did it click .

Back to the park. Instead of walking my normal route I decided to walk back to the main building to see what was around it. Well I was not disappointed. I got to see one of the small woodpeckers (that I have a hard time with the ID of.). It was one of two species either a Hairy or Downy. Anywho I decided to grab some shots then I could send the images from the camera to the phone to see what it was.

Downy is what Merlin told it that it was . There are some subtle differences in the color of the two but the downy is a bit smaller and most importantly has a shorter bill. One day I will remember this maybe.

As I mentioned before I took a different route on this day mainly because well the days are shorter to owls become active much earlier and I wanted to leave myself time to check on two things. One the Otters and two see if I could spot the Owl based on where it is seen on a regular basis. No Owl but I did find a spot that I have overlooked for a long time now. It is an observation point that is at an elevated position on the side of a hill. This puts me much higher up regarding the trees that are downhill. Why does this matter you may ask. Well for those LBB (little brown birds) I can get much closer to their height without scaling a tree.

This guy is very abundant this time of the year. It is a Yellow Rumped Warbler .

You can see why it is called this in the photo that is above. Now that the trees are loosing/lost a large part of their leaves this will make this an ideal spot for me to go sit and see what I can both see and photograph. Hopefully with a bit of Patience, Persistence, and Practice I can get some great shots of those annoying but beautiful little feathered friends. Maybe throw in a dash of luck for good measure.

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Buster Bruce 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Avian prize winner!

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Jay Boggess 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Nice work, Russell! Love your enthusiasm & determination! Thanks for sharing the "fruits" of your hard work & creativity~+1grinning+1

Happy Holidaze!

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Bird whisperer strikes again. Love the pictures Russel

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