Let’s Get Back To It!

Well, that was quite a blogging break I took, but now I am ready to rock and roll. There will be some big changes in the coming months, both in my life as well as here at Two Talons Up.…

Read more

Marvelous Magee

Before I get into how marvelous Magee Marsh is, allow me to share some birding on the way north, at Pilot Mountain State Park (NC) and Salt Fork State Park in Ohio. Pilot Mountain State Park We arrived at Pilot Mt.…

Read more

Neuse River Trail and Falls Lake Dam

Some days it is nice to bird on a paved path, so I drove over to the Neuse River Greenway near the dam and headed south for about 2 miles. Granted, I arrived a bit late, after 8 a.m., but…

Read more

Falls Lake- Rollingview SRA

We parked our teardrop trailer at Rollingview SRA campground for a long weekend. It was really nice sitting outside listening to the birds say goodnight, followed by a wake-up call good morning the next day. Our site was above a small…

Read more

Mid-April Birds and a Frog

April always delivers a few wicked cold fronts. Last night we had heavy rain, strong winds but fortunately no tornadoes (Greensboro did). I went over to Lake Crabtree in search of shorebirds, who often show up in the flooded grassy…

Read more

Northeast North Carolina Coast in Late February

On February 24 I hooked Puff up and took off for the coast. I had not been to the coast since Thanksgiving when Sheree’, Scott Davis and I did our annual birding adventure.  This was the first winter trip in years,…

Read more

NC/SC Coastal Birding in September

I had great expectations on birding from Nags Head to Litchfield Beach, S.C., but Mother Nature had other plans. Hurricane Maria was just strong enough to get me kicked off Hatteras and forced to use the land route to Beaufort,…

Read more

Ohio/Michigan Summer Birding

Birding was not the focus of this trip but we had some success none the less.  Most of the notable birds were seen near Barbeau, MI.  The Black-backed Woodpecker was a target of ours that we located while picking blueberries, deep…

Read more

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

On a family trip to Savannah, I saw the opportunity to get my Georgia list cranked up (currently at 21). Well, little did I know, most of the  Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is in South Carolina.  No worries, with low expectation…

Read more

Summer Yard Birding

Summer Yard Birding(click links for audio)I miss New York summers, the lower humidity,  cooler nights, a summer breeze.  And, when I watch our birds and squirrels flatten themselves on the wet ground in the yard, I suspect they would miss…

Read more

Prairie Ridge and Lake Crabtree

       Exercise more than birds got me outside today.  I have been reading the migration reports at BirdCast and looking at the weather forecasts and it appears things will get rockin’ by Friday.  In the meantime, I need…

Read more

Abbott’s Creek/Neuse River Greenway

I have had this area on my list for a while, but alas, I could not seem to get up here until today.   I was not prepared for a 3.7-mile hike but enjoyed it none the less.  This area,…

Read more