Category Archives: Avian Photography

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Scenes From the Elliot Coues Nature Trail

Elliot Couse Nature Trail The Elliot Couse Nature Trail is a 3 1/4 mile loop hike found in Fort Macon State Park. This well maintained footpath leads through maritime forest, past a saltmarsh estuary environment […]

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A Summer Evening at Fort Macon State Park

A Favorite Destination Fort Macon is one of several attractions found along the Crystal Coast in Carteret County, North Carolina. Being close to home it should be no surprise that I visit it often. In […]

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Theodore Roosevelt State Nature Area, Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Surrounding the NC State Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is the Theodore Roosevelt State Nature Area. Donated to North Carolina by his grandchildren, the preserve stands as a memorial to the 26th President of the […]

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Cedar Island North Carolina

National Wildlife Refuge With the temperature approaching 70 degrees I decided to make the drive to Cedar Island for a bit of exploration. I’ve long been curious about the Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge. There […]

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Spring in the Swamps and Along the Blackwater Creeks

Every spring North Carolina is blessed with a brilliantly beautiful song bird living near blackwater streams, creeks and swamps. With bright yellow feathers resembling those of a canary, accented by gray-black wings, the Prothonotary Warbler […]

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Overcast Skies, Dark Forest and Small Birds

Mother nature has been fairly cruel to me this year. If I have a personal day to make photo the weather is likely to either be wet, threatening or severely overcast. Today was no exception. […]

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Eastern Phoebe

While I was photographing the Yellow Rumped Warblers the other day I was blessed with another visitor. A lovely little Eastern Phoebe perched on a bare branch, watching to see what I was up to. […]

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Yellow Rumped Warbler, AKA Butter Butt

I have a friend that moderates the Wildlife South photo forums. Jim is a retired photo editor that used to work for National Geographic. He has a love for photographing small birds and the Yellow […]

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If It Walks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck… Well, It Must be a Duck!

This morning I spent some time in the forest with little to show for the effort. The whitetail deer just were not cooperating. It happens. Seeing that my original plan wasn’t working out I made […]

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One More Shorebird – a Willet

It’s a rainy morning along the coast of North Carolina. I supposed I could suck it up and head out to try and make some images anyway, but I’m going to wimp out and stay […]

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