With no nesting pairs before 1982, North Carolina started a restoration program that helped bring the bald eagle population to over 125 nesting pairs. Jordan Lake, located just south of Chapel Hill, is a great place to view bald eagles. There is a live cam of an eagle nest, set up & maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers; see http://www.ustream.tv/jordanlakeeagles
Last photo shows S. lanceolatus on the right, S. amplexifolius on the left - note different leaf base & shape.
Last photo shows S. amplexifolius on the left, S. lanceolatus on the right - note different leaf base & shape. Also note distinctively kinked pedicels.
Male in the center of the photograph - traveling with a group of Hooded Mergansers.
was very surprised to see this. Does anyone know if this is an example of albinism or something else?
Small flock, 15-20 males and females and juveniles eating red seeds of a dogwood tree. Picked it bare. In a suburban neighborhood in west Asheville NC.