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    We just purchased a T@B trailer.  What could be better than waking up where you want to bird, and birding through the night as well?  Expecting a lot of great owling opportunities. No more motel bills.  Home cooked meals every day.   Rainy and windy?  Just jump inside, have a seat at the table, pop in a birding DVD on the big screen TV.  Oh yeah, you get the idea.  Look for us traveling down the road this summer as we get our "bird on".  The blog postings below are a mishmash of birding trips over the past few years. My intentions moving forward,  post every week, more or less.

Quick visit to Lake Crabtree

There were a few birds, but I was disappointed in the showing, considering the weak cold front that slid by last night.  I only birded for an hour, the play area and the area around the kayak launch area. Had…

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Holly Shelter Game Land March 22, 2015

My son lives one mile from Holly Shelter.  I ran over to do a quick check of the bird situation and got totally distracted by plants.   A 30-minute walk into the gameland from the Hwy 17 entrance yielded some nice…

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Neuse River Walk

On my way to a Saturday workout at the gym I stopped by the area below the Falls Lake  dam and walked the greenway, hoping to see warblers. It was (almost) a warbler desert.   Following the warm southerly breeze…

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Flat River Spring Count

Great spring count, 58 species including 9 warblers. A beautiful day, with my beautiful wife. I included the toad picture because most of the bird pictures were poor, difficult to capture.  Here is a link to the eBird list of birds…

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