January 5, 2015


The male mounts the female.

December 15, 2014

Hooded Merganser Follow-up

A pickerel frog for the hawk, a photo-op for me.

December 12, 2014



December 10, 2014

Making the Pair Bond

Anxious, this merganser looks for an escape route.

November 21, 2014

Home Ice

On the Dino Trail Mahonia's thick leaves bead up rain drops.

November 19, 2014

This Week

The pair of mallards peforming a courtship "dance."

November 7, 2014

Mallards, sort of

Now, there are two buffleheads.

November 5, 2014

And Then There Were Two

Should I stay or should I go?

October 27, 2014

Around the Wetlands

I've seen worse.

October 24, 2014


Juveniles and winter adults lack the black ring around the bill.

October 20, 2014

Look Who’s Back!

These eighteen double-crested cormorants could also be going to the Gulf Coast, but they may end their journey at Jordan Lake here in NC.

October 16, 2014

Go Outside and Look Up

Coming in for a landing by its favorite fishing hole next to a prominent landmark in the Wetlands.

October 8, 2014


A not quite full-adult plumaged bald eagle makings its way south.

September 23, 2014

Bald Eagle

This downy woodpecker is digging a hole in the underside of this sweetgum branch, a winter roost for the bird.

September 22, 2014



September 18, 2014

Marsh Wren

A prairie warble forages in a pine in Explore the Wild.

September 16, 2014

Other September Sights

Partridge pea waiting for sulphur butterflies to come along.

August 25, 2014

In The Mean Time

Named for the "frosty" area on its hindwings, the hoary edge samples the most popular nectar source in town, Joe pye weed.

August 13, 2014

Summertime Sightings

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