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A walk on the beach

We arrived bright and early at Beachwalker State Park,South Carolina. In fact we were there before the park officially opened so we had the huge beach all to ourselves.

Beachwalker State Park

The only people on this beautiful beach at Beachwalker State Park



But on closer inspection we started to see plenty of birds.

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpipers were too busy to pay us any attention



Loggerhead Turtle sign

Sadly this is as close as we got to Loggerhead Turtles!



Wilsons Plover

Wilson's Plover watched us from the top of a sand dune



Nesting sign

Good to see this nesting area being well protected



Least Terns fish exchange

We watched as a steady stream of fish was brought back to this Least Tern on its nest



Brown Pelican in flight

Brown Pelicans flew over these smart beach-front properties, nice place to live!



Brown Pelican take off

Take off!



Ruddy Turnstone

This Ruddy Turnstone walked right up to us



Osprey

An Osprey fished in the river estuary here



Beach Babe

That warm sea was just too tempting - time for a paddle!



Relaxing on the beach

By now we had to share the beach with some other visitors but still plenty of space for everyone!



We'd walked so far and enjoyed so many birds that we'd not realised how the morning had rushed past. Midday temperatures out in the full sun were a bit too much for us delicate Brits so it was time to retreat to somewhere cooler before heading out later for some more woodland birding. More photos to follow.


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