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Scissor-taileds near Monroe, NC
- To: CarolinaBirds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Scissor-taileds near Monroe, NC
- From: Judy Walker <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 08:43:47 -0400
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Here are Taylor's direction. I can't find the original.
>Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 17:42:06 EDT
>Subject: Scissor-taileds near Monroe, NC
>Today 6-7 I saw the pair of SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHERS south of Monroe, NC in
>Union County (NC) and watched the female visit the nest once in the 40
>minutes I was there. To anyone attempting to see these birds, I suggest
>parking well away from the nest tower ( there is room on up the road around
>an old cemetery on the right). The female only visited the nest once and
>seemed a bit agitated that my car was parked near the tower. the birds range
>over a great distance from the nest so don't get too nervous if you don't see
>them immediately. Just scan the surrounding fields, fences and power lines.
>Some more detailed directions may be helpful:
>From Charlotte take US 74 east to Monroe. Exit at Hwy. 200 South. Stay on 200
>South for a few blocks until 200 makes a right turn. STAY STRAIGHT HERE. You
>will be on Hwy. 207 (Hayne St.). Stay on 207 through Monroe and a few miles
>south of Monroe. Watch for the RIGHT TURN that 207 makes at a blinking light
>with a BP station on the left. This Wolf Pond Rd. Take the right turn and go
>about 3.5 miles to where large , high tension wires cross over the road.
>Almost directly under these wires turn LEFT onto a long gravel road. Pass
>several houses on both sides of the road and cross a small creek. Immediately
>turn RIGHT onto another gravel road which will take you back under the power
>lines. Notice the first tower on the left is very close to the road. This is
>the nest tower. There is a blue barn on further up the road that is a good
>landmark to let you know you are in the right place . Proceed up the road and
>park and begin scanning. The Olsens have very graciously said that birders
>are welcome to visit. No need to call.