Myrtle Beach Birds

Recently we spent a week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It’s not one of my favorite places, but Bossman loves all the golf courses. We had rain and wind and the temps were on the mild side. Did some shopping, played miniature golf and spent the day in Georgetown, South Carolina’s third oldest town. Lovely place with an interesting museum on rice growing. I’ll have some pictures later of Georgetown. Today I wanted to show you three birds I saw while there. 

Least Tern: likes sandy and pebbly beaches and sandbars in large rivers. Nests in colonies. We saw them at Barefoot Landing which is a shopping complex built on stilts over a body of water. Perfect for feeding on minnows or other small marine organisms.

Great-tailed Grackle: this bird resides mostly in California, Colorado, Kansas, and western Louisiana southward. Seeming to be extending its range eastward not yet reaching Florida and here it is in South Carolina! 

The female is brown…

Saw lots of turtles too…

4 thoughts on “Myrtle Beach Birds

    • It’s an old vacation town, JoAnn. Newer condos have gone up south of the boardwalk. Most of the beach towns are like that now. I prefer the Outer Banks for beaches. Still lots of open unspoiled shoreline.


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