Little birdies in the sky – and trees and feeders – delight us

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.

At the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention, held at the beautiful Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Culinary Arts Institute in Bluffton, we asked: “What’s your favorite bird, and why?”

Pam Rieff, Bluffton: “Cardinals. When we first moved here, my husband and I were sitting on the patio talking about our late parents, and two pairs of cardinals showed up!”

Karen McDowell, Beaufort: “Painted bunting. A pair came to my feeder this year for the first time!”

Elizabeth Horn, Lady’s Island: “Indigo bunting. They are just so beautiful. I attracted them to my feeder with peanuts.”













Judy Smith, Bluffton: “Cardinal. Their brilliant coloring reminds me of so many people who have passed on.”

Laurie Barnett, Bluffton: “Mockingbird. I’ve heard them sing at night.”