Birds Posts

Bluebird Update 3/18/14 by , Ranger

March 19th, 2014

With tree limbs sheathed in ice and icicles dangling from the roof of the nest boxes, it may not seem like bluebird time, but it is. I did a check of the six nest boxes here at the Museum and all save one has seen activity in the last week. Only the nest box behind […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Sights of Spring by , Ranger

March 13th, 2014

Canada Geese mate for life, and they are devoted. Watching our resident pair of Canadas here in our Wetland it’s obvious that they watch out for one another. The male is always on the lookout for danger as his mate feeds, bathes and preens, and rests. We know these geese well, they’re here every year […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebirds and Chickadees! by , Ranger

March 12th, 2014

Spurred on by Tuesday’s warmth, I decided to gallop on out to our bluebird trail and see what, if anything, was going on inside those freshly cleaned and refurbished nest boxes. Tuesday is the day that I set aside to inspect the boxes during the nesting season, although I had planned to wait at least […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Jordan Lake Eagles by , Ranger

March 6th, 2014

Just checked the Jordan Lake Eagle Cam and there are two eggs in the nest. When I first tuned in the eagle was not on the nest, the two eggs were clearly visible. There is now and adult brooding (not dwelling gloomily on something but incubating). http://www.ustream.tv/jordanlakeeagles https://www.facebook.com/JordanLakeEagleCam Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebirds + by , Ranger

March 6th, 2014

Thanks to the folks in the Exhibits Department here at the Museum who supplied me with two lengths of stove pipe and a handful of hardware, I was able to fabricate and install two new predator guards on our bluebird nest boxes last week. We now have three of our six nest boxes protected. The […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Female Redhead by , Ranger

February 26th, 2014

In a recent post I highlighted two pair of Redheads that dropped into the Wetlands for the day. The following day the birds were gone, presumably continuing on to wherever it was they were originally heading. A line of heavy storms moved through our area on Friday, two days after the four redheads were with […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Spring!! by , Ranger

February 24th, 2014

It seems the lengthening days and warm weather of last week created a stirring in some of the local wildlife. As I drove in to work Friday I saw two Black Vultures copulating¬†on the side of the road. On Wednesday (4/19) I saw one of our local Red-shouldered Hawks aloft, stooping, soaring, and screaming for […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Redheads by , Ranger

February 21st, 2014

In the six plus years that I’ve been here at the Museum I’ve never seen a Redhead in the Wetlands. There were four redheads swimming, diving, preening, and resting in our little quarry of a wetland on Wednesday morning (2/19/14). Redheads are diving ducks. They feed by diving under the water to retrieve submergent plants, […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Purple Martins in the snow by , Ranger

February 12th, 2014

As reported last week Purple Martins are on their way north. The first arrivals in North Carolina have been seen, just in time for the snow, sleet, freezing rain and cold. The birds were spotted in the southern portion of our state in Maxton (2/9) and Godwin (2/10) NC. Both of those locations are on […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Time? by , Ranger

February 10th, 2014

It may be a bit early for bluebirds to start nesting but it’s not too early to get out and clean their nest boxes, and that’s just what I did first thing Saturday morning here at the Museum. All of our 6 nest boxes have been brushed and scraped of any left over debris from […] Read the rest of this entry »

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