SIB Backyard Birding at Lee Hurd’s

Entrance Lee Hurd’s Garden at 2116 Loblolly Lane

Early Saturday Morning on July 8th, seven Seabrook Island Birders braved the heat and enjoyed a wonderful morning of birding. Lee Hurd’s home is on a double lot where she has created a beautiful garden sanctuary beside her home. Bird feeders and bird baths are spaced beautifully between her gorgeous landscaping.

We started the walk on her back deck, drinking coffee, munching on goodies, and enjoying the many birds at her feeder. We saw Blue Jays and Downy Woodpeckers, with a Painted Bunting making an appearance. Mr. Alligator swam in Lee’s lagoon to take a look at us. Twin fawns scampered by, taking a peek at us strange animals with big black things glued to our eyes. 

My favorite part was taking a walk through her gardens and listening to the many birds. We saw Mississippi Kites, Red-headed Woodpeckers, and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. A total of 23 different species were seen and heard during our two hours at Lee’s gardens.

Lee has asked us to extend an invitation to visit her garden to all the members of the Seabrook Island Birders. We can stop by her garden at 2116 Loblolly Lane anytime to sit and enjoy the nature; nothing would make her happier!

Thank you, Lee!

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Article Submitted by:  Melanie Jerome
Photos taken by:  Dean Morr

3 Brown Pelican
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
1 Green Heron
3 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
5 Mississippi Kite
11 Laughing Gull
2 Mourning Dove
1 Red-headed Woodpecker
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
3 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
5 Tufted Titmouse
1 Carolina Wren
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
4 Northern Cardinal
1 Painted Bunting