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Northern Cardinal offering a formal pose and a more casual pose. #backyardbirds #birdsofsc #audubonsc #audubonsc #cardinal

This #SummerTanager paid a visit to campus this afternoon. The male of the species is red, while the female is a yellow-green. #bird #birdsofsc

Great Blue Heron with breakfast. #audubon_sc #audubonsc #birdsofsc #columbiasc #greatblueheron

It may look like the Great Blue Heron is trying to take the Great Egret's fish, but in fact he only wanted the egret's fishing spot. #greategret #greatblueheron #bestbirds #wadingbird #wildlife #wildbird #birdsofinstagram #birdsofsc

Snowy Egret in mating plumage. Normally the region between their eyes and the base of the beak is yellow but this area turns reddish-pink when they are ready to mate. #audubonsc #audubon_sc #snowyegret #birdsofsc #magnoliaplantation #audubonswampgarden

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I was taking a picture of a fledgeling Carolina Wren. Just as I took the picture, its parent pushed into the frame to feed it. After it was fed, the fledgeling flew over and landed on my hat. I tried to gently remove my hat so that I could get a photo but the bird flew back to the wall. The second picture shows the fledgeling on the wall waiting to be fed. #carolinawren #wren #backyardbirds #statebird #babybird #southcarolina #southcarolinacoast #brookgreengardens #birdsofsc #birdsofinstagram

I returned to the place where I saw the male Cardinal feeding the fledglings and got this photograph of a fledgling. I can't be sure that it is one of the two that I saw earlier but I like to think that it is. He or she is fully independent now and visiting the bird feeder on his or her own. #huntingtonbeachstatepark #birdsofsc #birdsofinstagram #fledgling #youngbird #cardinal #backyardbirds #wildlife #wildbird #wildbirds #redbird #southcarolina #sccoast #lowcountry #pawleysisland #georgetownsc #murrellsinlet

This sequence of photos shows a male cardinal feeding two fledglings. These fledglings were fully capable of flying but were still being fed by their father. What you can't see in these still photos is the waggle dance that the fledglings did to beg food from their father. At one point a female perched nearby and the fledglings eyed her hopefully but she didn't feed them. I guess it was dad's day to mind the kids. #birdsofinstagram #cardinals #birdsofsc #southcarolina #wildbirds #wildbird #backyardbirds #audubon #audubonsc #audubon_sc #huntingtonbeachstatepark

Adult male Painted Buntings (Passerina ciris) are blotchy patches of bright, flitty, multi-colored feathers in the tangled maritime forest. They fly up here from South and Central America in the summertime to noisily claim their territories and breed.
Females and immature males are a very pretty, solid lime-green. They used to be trapped fairly heavily for use as pretty caged birds in Europe, and while that still happens in some areas, their current biggest threat is loss of the tangled, swampy, maritime forest habitat they need and love. Their numbers have been stable for the last few decades, so let's keep it that way. #goodwillbunting.

#bunting #paintedbunting #rainbow #bird #birds #birding #birdwatching #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #birdsofig #audubon_sc #birdsofsouthcarolina #birdsofsc #nature #wildlife #conservation #wildlifeconservation #education #environmentalconservation #environmentaleducation

Mt Pleasant local and friend of #wbumtpleasant, @glyncowden, posted some great shots of bluebirds and others enjoying his mealworms. Here a Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludivocianus), our state bird, enjoys a fresh wriggling mealworm.
Live, juicy mealworms are best for nesting bluebirds, but nearly everyone loves the chance to snack on one of these fellows. #mealornomeal #worm. 📷: @glyncowden

#wren #carolinawren #mealworm #worm #bird #birds #birdfeed #birdfood #birdfeeder #birdfeeders #backyard #backyardbird #wildbirdsunlimited #wbu #wildbirds #birdwatching #birding #birdphotography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #mtpleasant #mtpleasantsc #scwildlife #birdsofinstagram #birdsofsc #southcarolinawildlife #southcarolina #audubon_sc

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