Posted on December 6, 2013
Lots of birds in this week's gallery of reader-submitted photos, including a heron who makes himself right at home on an Untamed Lowcountry reader's boat. If you would like to submit photos for a future Untamed Lowcountry gallery, email your jpeg image to Managing Editor Jeff Kidd at email@example.com. You must on rights to the photo you submit and agree to allow us to publish it.
Posted by Michael Sullivan on December 6, 2013
Delta, a loggerhead sea turtle, spent the first 15 months of her life in an aquarium tank, but now she is swimming free in the Atlantic Ocean, courtesy of the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and its Research Vessel Savannah.
Posted by JEFF KIDD on December 6, 2013
The Coastal Discovery Museum will host two programs this month-- one about owls and another about reptiles -- to introduce people to wildlife found on Hilton Head Island and elsewhere in the Lowcountry.
Posted by JEFF KIDD on December 2, 2013
Spring and summer are when most people seek to get outdoors, but I actually prefer winter in the Lowcountry, particularly if my aim is one of my chief hobbies, photographing birds. In the winter, there are no bugs to battle, flattering light and little foliage to block the view of your subject.
Posted on November 28, 2013
This week's gallery comes to us almost entirely from reader Karen Marts of Hilton Head Island, who sends photos of birds around Shelter Cove Park. She is concerned that noise from construction there is making life hard on her feathered friends. She notes birds use their hearing in 3 major ways: to detect predators, to locate food, and to identify members of their flock, as well as other bird species. If you would like to submit photos for a future Untamed Lowcountry Gallery, email your jpeg images to Managing Editor Jeff Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must own the rights to your images and grant permission for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gaze
Posted by JEFF KIDD on November 24, 2013
Even avid and long-time bird-watchers can be fooled into thinking there's something wrong with birds standing on one leg. But usually, the birds are neither injured nor deformed. Here's why many birds do this.