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Prairie Ridge and Lake Crabtree

Prairie Ridge and Lake Crabtree

Prairie Ridge        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,…

Neuse River Trail – 32 Catbirds and one Black-billed Cuckoo

Neuse River Trail – 32 Catbirds and one Black-billed Cuckoo

October 2, 2016   Making the effort to get more exercise, I took a bike and bird trip down the Neuse River Trail.  My reward was a Black-billed Cuckoo. The Neuse River Trail is a 33-mile (53 km) long paved greenway…

Bempton Cliffs, east coast of England

Bempton Cliffs, east coast of England

“The best place to see, hear and smell seabirds! Each year over 250,000 of them flock to the cliffs between Bempton and Flamborough, many to find a mate and raise their young. From April to August the cliffs are alive…

Quick visit to Lake Crabtree

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…

Holly Shelter Game Land March 22, 2015

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…

Neuse River Walk

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…

Flat River Spring Count

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…

Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC

Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC

Sheree’ and I went to Sandy Creek Park this morning, and what a gorgeous and birdy morning it was.  This was my first and Sheree’s second visit to this Durham city park.  Upon exiting the car we knew we had…

Out and about.

Out and about.

Springtime. Birds coming and going. Brian coming and going, but not birding very much. It is always a struggle to get out in March and April because of school activities.  But, I have snuck out a few times the past…