In the Eastern corner of Charleston County is where the Santee River empties into the Atlantic Ocean...there's several places here I've been hoping to go check out but just never have gotten around to doing so this summer was SO HOT. As you can see it is chock full of mature old growth trees, since it was once part of 2 plantations! Eldorado, and Ormond Hall. The Nature Conservancy acquired the land in 1974, its 24,000 acres of Coastal plain, flood plain, and contains Carolina Bays, odd small depressions filled with water!
And there's reptiles...
Parking is close to the trail so I drove over and parked by the boat launch area..right away small birds were darting in and out of the sedge and rushes.
One of my fellow birders felt this could be a clay colored sparrow but no black outlines of the check patch so I called it Field Sparrow but then ebird reviewer saw it and said it's an Immature White Crowned...a state bird for me so yeah!
Gr Yellow Legs
Egrets, Night Herons, Semi-P Plovers,
Black Bellied Plovers,
That link takes you to the range map so you can see how far out of his normal range he was!
Epic Nature Tours
... these young people give me HOPE.