Date: 1/29/18 8:19 am From: James Watson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Immature Mute Swan Pitt St. Causeway, Mount Pleasant, SC
I observed and photographed an immature Mute Swan this morning at Pitt St. Causeway. It was in the water at the pedestrian park and then swam toward Shem Creek beyond the first dock, and I moved over to Middle St. and shot some more photos, and then it swam back toward Pitt St. where it was sitting near the oyster restoration project with a few Hooded Mergansers. My daughter Shelley sent me a few distant pics of two swans near Daniel Island in the river last week, and the last I heard there was only one swan remaining there near the mouth of Clouter Creek. One local resident said this bird had been there a few days, mostly active in early morning. Photographs are in the eBird checklist. It's the first swan I've seen in the Pitt St. area in the 29 years I've lived here.
*Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.*