Last Friday I was at Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery doing more research on my book when I saw several types of birds in the back pond. Winter is an excellent time for birding, if you know where to look! It was chillly out but that didn't keep these birds from chillin' in and around the water. In this photo are three types of coastal birds, from left: a Great Egret, Great Blue Heron and White Ibis.
I have always found it ironic that at Magnolia Cemetery, obviously a place of death, there is often so much life- albeit bird life. Opened in 1850, Magnolia Cemetery is one of America's oldest, most beautiful historic cemeteries. Being a "secret" bird sanctuary makes it an even more special place.