October 8 - 10th, I participated in the Bioblitz at Cheraw State Park. The bioblitz was part of SC State
Park's program for All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI). We had an enjoyable time with long hours of field work.
I did not see many herps, but photographed plants and learned from other more knowledgeable participants.
At home I did not see many herps either. I staked out a tree on several mornings to photograph birds. I was lucky enough
to get some good images of a Pileated Woodpecker. Also, a number of hawk
species visited, including Sharp-shinned, Cooper's, Red-tailed, and Red-shouldered Hawks.
A Harrier Hawk returned from the
North to spend the winter hunting the fields.
I also staked out the farm pond to photograph the Belted Kingfisher.