Monthly Archives: May 2012

Branching out

Having watched the Barred Owls on the east side of Bond Lake since February, I was excited to hear the news that at least one of the owl chicks had branched. After wolfing down a quick supper, I hurried to … Continue reading

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Up and Down and Up and Down

There are two owl chicks in this cavity, but only one chick is visible. That chick is on top of the other. As I was observing the owls this morning, the visible owl chick rose up higher in the cavity … Continue reading

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A Piece of Meat

I first saw the owl chicks about 4 days ago. They are in the Barred Owl cavity over at Exercise Station #16. I had suspected they had hatched because Mom wasn’t on the nest as often. Because the cavity is … Continue reading

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Veery at Bond Park

As I hiked the Lake Trail around Bond Park, I decided to take a trail that mostly goes untraveled. It launches from Bridge #9 and follows the creek toward Cary Parkway. Most people don’t even know about the trail, much … Continue reading

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The Wild Roanoke

What a river! A week ago, with the help of a guide, I launched my kayak onto the wild Roanoke River and kayaked from Halifax, NC, to a private landing just across from the Urquhart Tract, a total distance of … Continue reading

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