birds

Wings & History: Historical island is home to natural phenomenon

July 8, 2020 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
Charles bird photo

If you’re looking up toward the sky at Lake Murray this summer, there may be a chance you can catch one of South Carolina’s most incredible natural phenomena. Every Summer, upward of 500,000 Purple Martins use one little speck of land in the lake to rest their wings after a...

Slave Cabin | Expeditions Shorts

September 26, 2018 - Posted in Education by Patrick McMillan
photo of an old dilapidated slave cabin

Located on an antebellum plantation near the coast of South Carolina is an abandoned slave cabin in which Naturalist Patrick McMillan discovers wildlife now making a home. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American...

Mystery Bird's Nest

August 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

The Blue-Gray Gnat Catcher lives here in the warmer months. They build nests of spider silk or caterpillar silk, and cover them with lichens.

The Future of Crab Bank; A Coastal Bird Sanctuary

July 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Guests aboard a Coastal Expedition cruise look out at the Charleston Harbor and a passing cargo ship

Chris Crolley of Coastal Expeditions gives a tour of Shem Creek and what's left of bird sanctuary Crab Bank Credit David Quick Chris Crolley wears a long, grey, shirt only those who work in the sun instinctively know to wear. His blue eyes reflect some of the button-up’s...

Owl Pellets

July 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An owl pellet.

Owl pellets, like the one a listener found, contain the remains of the animals the owl "recycles."

It's Bird Migration Time

May 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Summer Tanager.

Whether passing through or nesting here for the summer, there are lots of species returning to South Carolina right now.

The Sora

May 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
The Sora (Porzana carolina) is a small waterbird, sometimes also referred to as the Sora Rail or Sora Crake.

This species is found around fresh water marshes and flooded fields.