Along the Neuse River in Raleigh.
One deer or two? On a sandbar in the Neuse River near the Falls Dam in Raleigh.
This heron seemed to be lost as he stood alone on the side of the Falls Dam.
There are a few high banks along the Upper Neuse River near Falls Dam where you get the unique perspective of looking down over the river. They require a little work to get to, but the view is usually worth it.
A follow up to our popular post, “Heron on a Log,” we call this, “Heron on a log, plus one.”
This blur is an osprey after a failed attempt to catch a fish. He is one of 4 ospreys that live in a huge nest on top of the power pole along the Neuse River Greenway Trail. It has been fun over the last several months to watch the parents build the nest and then
This heron waits for breakfast at the very mouth of Falls Dam. This can only happen when the flow out of the dam is at its very lowest, which is pretty normal for late summer.
The upper Neuse River, between the Dam and the canoe launch, is a little hard to get to, but is pretty picturesque. It has green foliage, tons of wildlife, and, depending on the water levels, lots of little chutes of whitewater like this. Great place for a sunrise walk or to bring the flyrod.
We call this one, “Heron on a Log.” On the Neuse River in Raleigh.
I found these oddly tropical-looking plants growing along the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.