During the first week of
a family of bald eagles came to our neighborhood. It has not
been very long since bald eagles were considered endangered and were
protected by law.
Fortunately, the United
bird has made a strong comeback and is no longer
An often misattributed limerick goes, “A
wonderful bird is the pelican / His bill will hold more than his
belican / He can take in his beak / Enough food for a week / But I’m
dammed if I see how the helican!” - By Dixon Lanier Merritt, not Ogden Nash 
Becky’s bird photos number in the
thousands. It could take days just to look through them all. Here are
three more not-quite-random selections.
hen with fledgling
Finally, two stowaways... The injured
bird in the photo on the left alighted on Mazurka twice, at
The little fellow in the photo on the
right hitched a ride aboard the Carnival Fantasy, all the
way from the Bahamas to Charleston.
For more of Becky’s photos including scenes from the city and harbor,
as well as more birds and other vistas of nature, please visit
her QRZ page.