Our last day at Pettigrew State Park.
Jeff and I decided to take the drive to Pea Island NWR rather than going back to Mattamuskeet NWR.
This was a new area to explore, and I wanted some sand to sink my toes in.
It was about a 45 minute drive from the park to the Island.
We stopped at a few pull offs on route to the Visitor Center.
A Great Blue Heron struggles with a large fish..A nearby Pelican harasses the Heron in hopes of attaining the fish.
Its good to have a scope to pick up the distant birds.
The viewer above was useless.
Sand was being cleared from the road.
I am assuming this is damage from Hurricane Sandy but not sure.
I noticed the old sandbags like this torn and on the other side of the road.
After our short tour south we decided to Check out Alligator River NWR
We were told to go to the flooded fields.
Do you see them?
It was a great day of Birding Fun!
We will go back to this area again.
We are now packing up for a visit to CT and MA~Homey stays warm in NC while we freeze up north for a week.
I will pack my thermals!
The below list is just from our Pea Island visit..I haven't compiled Alligator River bird list yet
Jan 19, 2013
Pea Island NWR--Salt Flats
All birds reported? Yes
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.1
American Black Duck
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Black-backed Gull