Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Let's go to the video!

On Saturday, Joe Kegley, a multiple winner in last year's Audubon South Carolina photography contest, came to the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest with his new video camera. This was his first attempt in the video arena and we think he did a super job! Actually, we were a little upset. Joe saw more through the lens of his video camera in one day than we usually see over several weeks! Besides the tremendous swamp scenery, Joe captured a Barred Owl (Strix varia) intently watching something overhead and later calling out the distinctive "Who, who, who cooks for y'all?"; a Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) hunting for a meal within a fallen log; a Marsh Rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris) grooming; and a group of Carolina Anoles (Anolis carolinensis), including a male flashing his dulap (that would be the red flap of skin extending from his throat).

Joe's video can be seen here. The 2008 Audubon South Carolina photography contest rules and entry form are posted on our webpage.

Today, video photographers from TV Channel 5 in Charleston captured footage along the boardwalk for use in creating the Discover Dorchester County segment that will begin airing sometime next month. Be watching and you may recognize the alligator from Goodson Lake.
Image by Mark Musselman

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