Tuesday, June 23, 2015
We drove on Monday, did the Beach on Tuesday, and the Hatteras Lighthouse and Pea Island Refuge on Wednesday. I told you about the light house. Pea Island has the potential to be a good birding area but we hit it at just the wrong time, the hottest part of the day...AND if you're going there leave your pet some where cause they don't allow dogs on the trails. So we had to cut it very short as Casey was with us....I left ALL the windows open in the van and put my battery fan on for Casey..he was fine when we returned but we did a very fast look around... so that translates to us not seeing much of nothing!! They do get Black Necked Stilts but we saw none in our fast walk around.
Not many birds were out in the open a few Least terns, lots of Red Winged Blackbirds, and a few Egrets, some laughing gulls..
This cute snapping turtle poked his head up to have a good look at us..
Eastern Towhee and Eastern Meadowlark were around...
The trail has this cool living arch over it in several spots...
and there is quite an accumulation of sand dunes along the road
Thursday we broke camp and this was our last day of touring the Outer Banks we had a couple more stops in mind before heading to cooler climes for the duration of the weekend.
more on next post...
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.