Recent Sightings of Interest

During the month of June, in addition to the previously reported Roseate Spoonbills, there have been some interesting bird sightings on Seabrook we want to share with you.

Andy Allen reported seeing a Swallow-tailed Kite in early June over the Cassique Golf Course on Seabrook/Kiawah Islands.  Nancy Brown and Flo Foley have seen the Mississippi Kites soaring above both Crooked Oaks and Ocean Winds golf courses throughout June.  Click here if you missed our previously published article comparing these species.

On the weekend of June 18th, Aija Konrad sighted several notable species and they were photographed by her husband Ed as listed and shown below.

  • Four Glossy Ibis were seen at the fire station marsh.  It was only their second sighting of Glossies in nine years at Seabrook.  These were again seen by Judy Morr and then Charley Moore this past week.
  • An American Oystercatcher was seen at Jenkins Point in the big marsh by the fence. This was a first for them to see an Oystercatcher on Jenkins Point.
  • Gull-billed Terns…a group of three were seen over the marsh at North Beach doing their swooping dives to catch crabs and insects. This tern never plunge-dives into water.
  • They had a sighting of banded “U5” American Oystercatcher and its mate on North Beach.
  • Finally, the Great Egret and Snowy Egrets nesting on the first pond on Jenkins Point are always a great sight!

Please enjoy these photos!