Wading birds (a few examples include Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron) have the slender bills and long thin legs to aid them in walking across soft unstable mud. They are tall and lanky and a common site along the marsh and wetlands
Shore Birds (a few examples include Oyster Catcher, Black Necked Stilt, Marbled Godwit, Willet) You will notice they have long legs and slender bills to probe sediment for prey. These can be very camouflaged and it may take some time to actually spot them.
Song birds are your "perching" bird. Their little tiny feet are specifically adapted to grip a small branch. They are very well developed vocally and use their song for communication. Examples of a few Songbirds found in South Carolina would be Bluebird, Pine Warbler, Chickadee, Titmouse, Cardinal.
"This book is my way of sharing my joy with people, to let them see through my eyes what real beauty is out there.” —Cacky Rivers
There’s something about Cacky Rivers’ bird photography, something that stops you in your tracks, makes you look longer, gets you involved. It’s something you’ve never seen before.
For Cacky, knowledge is power, especially when it comes to conserving bird species and habitats native to South Carolina. This is the spirit at the core of her photographs, collected now in her first book of photography,Grounded in Flight, in print November 2021.
Grounded in Flightfeatures exclusive photos of the more than three dozen shorebirds, raptors, songbirds, ducks, and other species native to the Lowcountry. This hardback book is bound in hunter green leather with gold leaf edge and gold leaf line art cover designed by Lese Corrigan. It will also include hand drawn maps by Travis Folk on the inside front and back covers.
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