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Wildlife Wednesday–Find The Gro...

Wildlife Wednesday–Find The Grouse

Grouse are remarkable at camouflage. This NC spring they are quite plentiful if you know where to look. I have a friend who works for the Forestry service who says he has seen at least 20 this spring. My Dear Husband was out and about this week around Lake Glenville and found a grouse waiting […]

Is It Spring?

Is It Spring?

Spring must be just around the corner. Today I saw robins foraging and daffodils peaking up out the ground. I took a stroll in the Kara Leigh Pulley Park, Village Green, in Cashiers. The boardwalk through the marsh was still silent, waiting for the frogs and insects of spring. I turned the corner into the […]

Wildlife Wednesday–Canada geese

Wildlife Wednesday–Canada geese

My goal for the next few days or weeks is to find and photograph the various kinds of waterfowl that inhabit Lake Glenville or the surrounding small ponds. Yesterday I saw Mallards and Redheads, photos coming soon. Today I took a walk along the lake because I could see two Canada Geese standing near the […]

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

We don’t see many bald eagles in this area, but today I spotted one high in a tree overlooking the Tuckasegee River. I am planning to take some time soon and investigate further. I believe he is staying in the area, not just passing thru. I’ll let you know soon.

Winter goldfinch

Winter Goldfinch by Lake Glenville, NC

I had this lovely little bird at my feeder all week. He and his family especially like the sunflower seeds. I thought he might be a warbler, but, after some research, I found the most amazing fact! Here is the gist of it. The bright yellow American Goldfinch we all recognize in the summer does […]