Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brookgreen Gardens - Bird Watching

Our favorite place to spend time while in South Carolina is Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet. No matter how often Paul and I visit there, we find it a magical place. We love to spend time walking through the gardens enjoying the beautiful seasonal blooms, strolling the natural zoo area and bird watching. In December there is a special program called "Nights of a Thousand Candles", a must see event.

Although Paul and I take hundreds of photos each time we enjoy the gardens, it is impossible to capture its magic, and beauty, but we keep trying. In this blog entry I am sharing photos of the birds that we enjoyed.

Gray Catbird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse

Savannah Sparrow

Carolina Wren

Cedar Waxwing

American Robin

Blue Jay

Carolina Chickadee

Northern Cardinals

Male Cardinal

Female Cardinal

During our last two visits to the Gardens, the trees were alive with birds and it was fascinating to watch them. We enjoyed probably 20 to 30 Northern Cardinals at one point. Brookgreen is known to be one of the best birding areas.

In another blog entry I will post photos of the blooms we enjoyed. It will be quite difficult to decide which photos to post as I have so many favorites.

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