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Swan lake? Anyone do bird watching?

by Roger NC / February 13, 2006 2:47 AM PST

Actually not we don't, but after several days of extra hours work, I finally had a couple days free.

(Now the plug Devil for ourselves.)As normal when we went anywhere, the camera was the first thing to be sure we had with us. My wife picked a few of the better shots and posted them on our webshots page. The folder for the lake and tundra swan shots is the ''Mattamuskeet Lake, North Carolina - Our Winter Swan Lake''.

We drove to a wildlife refuge not too far from home. I had never been there before even though lived in eastern part of the state for all my life.

I think some of the birds may have already started their migrations back north. There were still plenty there, but I've seen photos and tv news coverage with a lot more even than we saw.

The pictures aren't bad, espcially given most of them were shot trying to sneak through the undergrowth between the dirt road/trail and the water to get to a shooting position. Only a few feet of growth, and not too thick, so it wasn't trampling for miles or anything. You can drive down approxiamately 2 mile or so on a woods road, with the water to one side of you. The day we went, almost no one there (one advantage to shift work and having weekdays off vs weekends) and we just stopped here and there on one side of the drive and got out and crossed over.

It was a bit of a chilly and breezy day, but it was a nice excursion, and definately helped erase work from your mind.


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Nice photos!
by Cindi Haynes / February 13, 2006 3:07 AM PST

I looked at some of the old albums while I was there, too. Very nice! Loved the waterfalls, especially!


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Thanks Cindi
by Roger NC / February 14, 2006 3:09 AM PST
In reply to: Nice photos!

Most of the waterfall pictures not including the Yosemite pictures were on our "honeymoon trip". They're mostly in the western tip of NC.

We drove home from Texas to here in NC over the span of about 6 days. The first couple of days were pretty much on the freeways. Then we stopped in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a couple of days and back on the road into southwestern NC for the watefall tour.

Acutally many of those probably that far from you, although they are in the very corner. Most of them were around Franklin I think.

Thanks again for the compliment.


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nice pics Roger
by jonah jones / February 14, 2006 3:43 AM PST
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