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January, 2012  // Posts published in January, 2012

30 Jan Posted by in Blog, fishing, north carolina birding | Comments Off on Birding Hutaff Island

Birding Hutaff Island

Birding Hutaff Island

Locally, in New Hanover County, there are few Island habitats left that are pristine in nature.  However, just east of Futch Creek, lies a 5 mile barrier Island complex, that is state protected, and Audubon managed, named Hutaff/Lea Island.  This Island is … Continue reading

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23 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Cedar Waxwings Winter Migration

Cedar Waxwings Winter Migration

Cedar Waxwings Winter Migration

The sleek Cedar Waxwing have been numerous over the last two weeks in New Hanover County. I have observed them in flocks of 30-60 flying into most often Cherry Laurel trees,which produces a black berry that the birds gorge themselves … Continue reading

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08 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Cape Fear Naturalist: Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours and Island Ferry Service

Cape Fear Naturalist: Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours and Island Ferry Service

Cape Fear Naturalist: Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours and Island Ferry Service

Cape Fear Naturalist: Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours and Island Ferry Service Hey Everyone, This is Newman with a quick update. Yesterday (Jan 7, 2012), I saw some Gannets. WikiPedia Link for Gannet There were several sitting in the water just … Continue reading

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01 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Red Tail Hawk in Winter

Red Tail Hawk in Winter

Red Tail Hawk in Winter

Hey Birders, Came across a Red Tail Hawk perched in a locust tree.  The lighting was great, the winter plumage contrasted with the vibrant red tail.  This hawk feeds primarily on ground squirrels and rodents.  Here in the tree the … Continue reading

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