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Mud, and those who seek it

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That is, unless the good citizens of Raleigh start using a lot of water really soon. And not that I would encourage such irresponsible behavior, but people of Raleigh, just look at your neighbor’s yard. Isn’t it green? You should get on that… a.

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New Games for a New Year

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Way back last year, a whole two weeks ago, a sudden influx of Ross’s Geese in central North Carolina led to an unofficial competition between myself and some birders in the Raleigh-Durham Area. An informal goose competition can become a more formal regional competition.

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The Goal – 200 by 2016

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May 7, 2015 – I started the day in Raleigh, 100 miles from home, not expected to get any birding done. I finished my business in Raleigh, and headed home to grab my bins and camera, then headed out again. 10 minutes later I was on a Lincoln’s Sparrow.

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Tom Regan (1938-2017), R.I.P.

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Fall fronts in at last

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Instead of heading out to my local patch, which abuts a section of gameland sure to disperse the migrants’ impact, I went to Lake Crabtree County Park which lies amidst the sprawl of north Raleigh, just under the airport.

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What we talk about when we talk about reputation

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I found this young Glaucous Gull at a Raleigh landfill among several thousand more common birds. I was confident in the identification but could not get photos, and I could not help but breathe a sigh of relief when the birds were refound later that afternoon by other birders.

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Kite Running

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Last week I was leading a field trip for the spring meeting of the Carolina Bird Club at Howell Woods, a patch of bottomland hardwood forest in Johnston County just southeast of Raleigh.