Category Archives: Kitt Creek Lake and Wetlands

Describes birds seen and heard at the Kitt Creek Lake and Wetlands in Research Triangle Park, NC.

American Woodcock at Kitt Creek

After learning a lot recently about the Am. woodcock from a talk John Connors gave at Prairie Ridge, I realized that a place I bird at seemed to have all the right habitats in one location. So, I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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Common Raven at Kitt Creek

Keith J. and I birded at Kitt Creek lake and beaver impoundment. On the east side, next to Kitt Creek Rd., we saw and heard a C. raven flying toward us. The bird’s wedge-shaped tail was visible, and the bird … Continue reading

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Kitt Creek–Birding where my ancestors once lived

It’s not a big patch, but I’m appreciative for the variety of birds I find here when I stop by on the way to work. Before they built the dam here, and long before there was a Research Triangle Park with buildings … Continue reading

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Prairie warbler and coyotes

Earlier this week I was birding at the bog at the southeast corner of Bond Park and noticed a warbler I didn’t know. It was the prairie warbler, a first for me. It wasn’t easy to ID, however, because the … Continue reading

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How I learned the Palm Warbler

It began this morning at the Kitt Creek lake and wetland, a unique confluence of three habitats: mixed woodland, lake, and a wetland created by beavers. The wetland has a number of dead and dying trees in it, a favorite … Continue reading

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Barred owl and Sharp-shinned hawk

Last evening I took a birding stroll around Bond Lake and encountered a number of birds including a hairy woodpecker and a barred owl, both in the same location. Actually, thanks to a passerby, I saw the owl. I was … Continue reading

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Summer tanagers

How I managed to go all summer without seeing a summer tanager at Bond Park, I don’t know.  But that changed yesterday with a late afternoon walk. It was about dusk near the amphitheatre in the interior part of those … Continue reading

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