An Ode to Weird Duck Time

My neighbor, Charles Russo, notes the date each year when the Hooded Mergansers come back to our lagoons on Loblolly Lane. Just before Thanksgiving is when we start looking for the small recognizable ducks. This year on November 18th, less than a week before Thanksgiving, Charles called to let me know that he had spotted our first Hooded Merganser in our Loblolly Lane lagoon.

Since we only see ducks on Seabrook Island and the surrounding area during the winter, they are a welcome treat on our ponds and lagoons. Look for the Pied-billed Grebe on Palmetto Lake or Buffleheads and Red-breasted Mergansers in the lagoon near Captain Sams cut on North Beach. Just today I spotted two pair of beautiful Wood Ducks in the pond behind my house.

Enjoy this delightful article (An Ode to Weird Duck Time) by cartoonist Rosemary Mosco. She has illustrated 3 of the ducks that we see locally and captured perfectly why you might see a bunch of crazy birders hiking out to North Beach in freezing weather to look for a Surf Scoter.

Submitted by: Joleen Ardaiolo

In Person SIB Movie Matinees Return: Hummingbirds

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) plans to continue our Movie Matinees each month on the second Tuesday at 4pm. 

Please register if you would like to attend. You will receive an automatic confirmation with a link for Zoom. It will be resent the day of the event.

We will also offer in-person event held at the Oystercatcher Community Center on Seabrook Island. Please indicate on your registration you plan to attend in-person and we will confirm with you two days before the event.

December Movie – Register Here

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 pm

Location: Zoom & Oystercatcher Community Center

David Attenborough takes us into the remarkable lives of hummingbirds via stunning slow motion photography. Everything about these tiny birds is superb and extreme. They have the highest metabolism, fastest heart beat and most rapid wing beat in the avian world. They evolved to feed on flowering plants but are now a crucial part of wider ecosystems. How do they mate, raise their young, and live? (2013)

Watch the Trailer: Hummingbird Trailer

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