Friday, December 07, 2012

Weymouth Woods

Howdee all,

Last Saturday after watching the Southern Pines annual Christmas parade…

Jeff and I needed a walk, so we went to one of our favorite spots for walking and birds here in the Sandhills of NC.

Weymouth Woods

There seem to be many Red-breasted nuthatches in the area this year.

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 Weymouth Woods_007 Plenty of Golden-crowned Kinglets also.

Weymouth Woods_012We walked the paths thru the Longleaf Pine forest.

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Wonderful lighting..

Weymouth Woods_027Long shadows..

Weymouth Woods_028An American crow was clucking..

Weymouth Woods_033See the young Longleaf pine trees in the middle?

This is the habitat for the Red-cockaded woodpecker.

Weymouth Woods_038We didn’t see any this trip.

Weymouth Woods_043I did find some lovely Turkey tail mushroom

Weymouth Woods_045And an amazing huge hole

Weymouth Woods_056I didn’t see any birds near it.

What do you think?

Piliated Woodpecker?

Weymouth Woods_058I love this bark..

I take a photo of this tree just about every time we visit.

Weymouth Woods_060Hermit thrush

Weymouth Woods_066A few Maple leaves shining in the sunlight.

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Weymouth Woods_079Jeff waiting for me on the bench while take photos.

Weymouth Woods_082A young Longleaf pine

Weymouth Woods_084More shadows and sunlit grasses.

Weymouth Woods_087We saw a herd of 20 deer in the distance.

Weymouth Woods_092See the pathway..

its sand..

We are in the Sandhills region of NC

The Sandhills is a region in the interior of the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. It is a strip of ancient beach dunes which generally divides the Piedmont from the coastal plain, and is the evidence of a former coastline when the ocean level was higher, or the land lower. The beach deposits were formed principally during the Miocene Epoch, circa 20 million years ago. Typical beach fossils are found along the front edges. The coastal plain is terraced from other ocean levels, but none appear to have been so long-lasting, so as to build up dunes of this size.

 

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Weymouth Woods_099Pine Warbler

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Here I am shooting shadows again..It was a wonderful day for shadows.

Weymouth Woods_118Brown Creeper

Weymouth woods_002 (1)We ended our walk with a look at the feeders

Brown-headed nuthatch

Weymouth Woods_125Caroline Chickadee

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Always a pleasure to visit Weymouth Woods

 

Birds of the Day

Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve
Traveling
1.5 miles
80 Minutes
Observers: 2
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.1
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue-headed Vireo
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Eastern Towhee
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal

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