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NHAS trip to Brickhouse Road
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- Subject: NHAS trip to Brickhouse Road
- From: "Carol Williamson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 12:33:28 -0500
- Organization: Sandler & Recht Communications
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Yesterday afternoon, seven birders trekked through a few of the many
sections of the Butner Gamelands off Brickhouse Road in northeast
Durham. It was a cold and cloudy day and we birded from @ 2-4:30.
First to greet us was a kestrel perched on a power line. It was there
most of the day, giving us plenty of good looks (double entendre
acknowledged). The beaver pond lacked ducks and visible beavers, but
gave us C. geese, kingfisher, great blue heron, and red-headed
To quote Edith Tatum, one of our group, there is a "healthy population"
of red-headed woodpeckers in the swamp area. We heard and saw them many
times, always a treat. A nice surprise in the swamp area was a common
As we came up the road back to Brickhouse, we startled a turkey who flew
up and away! We had seen turkey tracks all along the swamp road.
Other species seen:
turkey vulture (it was flying very low and we came upon an opossum
carcass, the presumed vulture snack)
wood duck (many)
golden- and ruby-crowned kinglets
yellow-bellied sapsucker (in quite a physical dispute with a red-headed
Things had definitely quieted down by 4:30, so we stopped then, but have
decided to do a spring trek to Brickhouse. Stay tuned for details!