Hilton Head Large Birds


blue heron

Blue Heron

We love to vacation at Hilton Head every summer. During our vacation I am always looking for the large blue herons, egrets and anhinga. There are alot of fresh water ponds near our condo and the heron and anhinga are always hunting for food in these ponds. I will often see a few Alligators’ in the ponds along with large turtles.



This Anhinga dove into the pond before I could get a picture but I got this picture as he was swimming across the pond. Once the Anhinga dive into the water for fish, they will sit in the sun to dry their wings and will not dive back into the pond for more fish until their wings are dry.



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22 thoughts on “Hilton Head Large Birds

  1. Gorgeous anhinga … maybe the best shot I’ve ever seen of one. Never seen one in person. We do have blue herons here … many of them, actually and I’ve been able to get a few pictures, but not as good as yours. I never seem to have a camera at the ready when the birds are there and giving me their good sides. These are amazing.

  2. These are beautiful images of the Heron and Anhinga, and interesting information about the Anhinga. I’ve not seen one of those before but we have plenty of GBH and Egrets around here.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment. about the Bald Eagle. 🙂


    • Hi Linday, thank you. I spend a lot of time during my vacation taking pictures of the blue and great heron, egrets and anhinga. Hilton Head also has bald eagles but they are very difficult to get pictures of them.

      Thank you for visiting my site, hope you will come back again.

  3. Thanks for your nice words Michael,
    this Blue Heron is also very good photographed,
    it’s always nice to see this bird.

    Greetings, Joop

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