Posted by JEFF KIDD on March 27, 2015
As the weather warms, birds in striking breeding plumage are arriving in the Lowcountry, and residents are finding their way outdoors to record them. This week's Untamed Lowcountry reader-submitted galleries and videos feature two varieties of woodpeckers and several other bird species.
That includes a video submitted by frequent contributor Karen Marts showing -- and explaining why -- an anhinga must dry its wings after diving for food.
Here are a few more video submissions from Marts, the first showing brown-headed nuthatches that have invaded a bluebird nesting box in Sea Pines.
Posted on March 20, 2015
Staff photographer Theophil Syslo spends an afternoon exploring The Sea Pines Nature Preserve. A gallery of photographs filled with Alligators, osprey, herons, egrets, woodpeckers and a very caked with pollen bee. Shot on March 20, 2015.
Posted by Jeff Kidd on March 16, 2015
Technically, it is still winter for a few more days, but spring began to introduce itself with warmer temperatures this past weekend. It makes for an interesting time at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge , where many of the bird species that winter here are still around, even as signs of spring abound.
Posted on March 16, 2015
You can still see a few ducks -- largely winter visitors -- as the water drops on impoundments at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. However, there were sure signs of spring during a visit this past weekend.
Posted by Staff reports on March 11, 2015
Last weekend, a white-tailed kite was observed and photographed at Bear Island Wildlife Management Area south of Charleston, according to Myrtle Beach Online .
Posted by Staff reports on March 9, 2015
A huge, 500-pound leatherback sea turtle is being treated at the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital after five people rescued it from the Georgetown surf Saturday.