Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pea Island


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...

PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

3 comments:

  1. We stayed at one of the campgrounds on the Outer Banks and the sand blew into everything. Ron had to dismantle the satellite dish and get the sand out. Looks like you're having much nicer weather.

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  2. We stayed at one of the campgrounds on the Outer Banks and the sand blew into everything. Ron had to dismantle the satellite dish and get the sand out. Looks like you're having much nicer weather.

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  3. I remeMber those arches on Pea Island very well ... We have trouble getting out early enough for good birding too, when we're traveling. You saw more birds than we did there! We were there in probably July, maybe even August, so yeah HOT, no wonder the birds were in hiding or flown North.

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