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Woodies in the cypress knees

April 10, 2024 - There is small, classic bottomland swamp near my home. It's a beautiful place with bald cypress, gum and hardwoods throu...
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Roadside Swans

January 19, 2024 - The Tundra Swans were in a field near the road. It's common in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. While naturally w...
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Tundra Swan trio

January 13, 2024 - Tundra Swans migrate and usually spend the winter in family groups. This trio, a youngster and two adults, are making th...
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North Carolina Refuges

December 26, 2023 - We are fortunate in North Carolina to have 11 National Wildlife Refuges. They are great any time of the year and the wil...
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Moon setting with Tundra Swans

December 15, 2023 - My first trip of the winter to Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge did not disappoint. It never does. It was a bluebi...
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Pintails

March 04, 2023 - There is something about pintails in flight. They're fast and sleek, appear more streamlined than most ducks, and seem t...
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“Blue” Geese

February 09, 2023 - In a large gathering of Snow Geese, you’ll usually see dark-bodied geese. They’re also Snow Geese, just the dark phase o...
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Snow Geese

February 02, 2023 - On this day the geese started to arrive about an hour before sunset. Dozens at first, then hundreds, and several thousan...
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Up close with Cans

January 17, 2020 - It's rare to be up close with wild waterfowl, especially diving ducks of the big, open water. They're wary, and rightful...
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Snow Geese

March 18, 2019 - On a cold, clear February morning on the eastern shore of Maryland, I headed out at first light to Blackwater National W...
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My time with Canvasbacks

November 28, 2017 - For me, Canvasbacks have always been elusive. They are not common in southern North Carolina. To see them, I usually had...
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A Morning with Tundra Swans

January 16, 2017 - I stopped off at Pungo Lake recently to see the great Tundra Swans, Snow Geese and other waterfowl that winter in the Pu...
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Last light

December 04, 2016 - Migration is over now, for the most part. Birds are where they are going to be for the winter. There may be some regiona...
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