Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Coot and a Kestrel, Among Others

Recently at Lake Betz (aka, Kit Creek Lake and wetlands), I had the opportunity to photograph an American Coot. The photo is not great (none of mine are; I’m not a photographer), but it shows the coot’s partially webbed feet, … Continue reading

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Waxwings and Owls

Among the 44 bird species I encountered today at Bond Park, here are a few of my favorite things: A singing Brown Thrasher heralded Spring nearly a month before the actual date.

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It’s egg-laying time for Barred Owls

I ventured into Bond Park after work today. The owl at bridge #7 had already left his roost, but I soon located him nearby as he took flight toward the creek. He was on a midstory perch, and his flight … Continue reading

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Crabtree Creek Water Shed

Jan Mouro emailed me about a Ross’s Goose she saw at Carpenter Lake. On Google maps, the area is shown as Crabtree Creek Water Shed, and it is in a development just off of Morrisville-Carpenter Rd in Morrisville, NC. I’d … Continue reading

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More Owl Pellets

The Barred Owls of Bond Park continue to spice up my weekly visits to find them. The East Side owls have been scarce of late, although I did see one of them last Wednesday. One of the homeowners along the … Continue reading

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Fits the bill

I can’t get over the strangeness of this wader that doesn’t wade. A shorebird that never finds a shore, the American Woodcock is the master of strange. From its weird upside down brain to its bulging topside eyes, this bird … Continue reading

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Cock of the Walk

A quick turn into the gravel drive along Louis Stephens Rd led me right to this peenting male: This amazing bird never stops, does he? Every morning before sunup, every evening after sundown, he’s doing his dance, peenting his song, … Continue reading

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