Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Storks & Corks 2007

The 4th annual Storks & Corks event at Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary drew plenty of storks and stork-watchers.

The fundraising event, held August 11, featured over 200 wading birds in the ponds at Silver Bluff, and watchers took advantage of numerous spotting scopes, long-lens cameras, and binoculars to focus on these magnificent birds. A fortunate break in the searing heat provided pleasant summer conditions for the birds and for the viewing.

Afterwards, stork-watchers retired to the visitor center to pop the corks on four varieties of wine (all with bird labels, of course), while bidding on an exquisite selection of Wood Stork and other bird photographs. A fun time was had by all, and proceeds from the event are returned back to Audubon South Carolina’s efforts to protect the endangered Wood Stork.

Text by Paul Koehler, images by Jeff Mollenhauer

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