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Huntington Beach SP – The Beach & Gators

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By: Pat Coate

This is the final posting on Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The park is a birders’ wonderland containing many habitats including saltwater marsh, freshwater lake, beach and wooded areas. Today’s pictures are primarily from the beach and freshwater lake.

There are about 3 miles of beach with a jetty at one end. While walking out to the jetty I came across the willet pictured above. It was interesting to watch him (or her) with his prey. First, it kept running away from a second willet that was trying to move in on its dinner. Then, when it got a moment’s respite from the competition, the willet would drop the fish into the water and pick it right back up.


Budding Birders – Florida: The Final Chapter


By: Pat Coate

This is the last posting on my nieces’ and nephew’s trip to Vero Beach, Florida in early April. I had taken a similar trip the prior year and had pictures of many of the animals they saw while visiting. The kids liked seeing all the birds that they don’t get to see at home. And they really liked seeing the gators.