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Winging it


Sometime you just have to throw out a wing to keep your balance. On the Neuse River between Falls Dam and the Neuse River Greenway Canoe and Kayak Launch.

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Springtime on the Neuse


This may be the cutest picture I’ve ever taken on the Neuse River. Watching this family of geese work its way upstream and then watching the parents help each little gosling onto the bank was adorable. As I am kayaking or canoeing down the Neuse River, I don’t generally think of geese as one of

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Don’t Blink


This little blur is a swallow. They scream up and down the river chasing insects and bringing them back to their mud nests attached to the underside of the Falls of Neuse Rd bridge.

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Mind the Gap


A peek through a gap in the trees finds an osprey scanning the Neuse River for breakfast. From the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.

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Chin up, Shoulders back


The herons were out in full force this weekend. It must be that time of year, because they were all chasing each other around and making themselves look pretty. This one spent half an hour fluffing up his feathers before being chased from his spot by a bigger heron.

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Safely Across


Herons are pretty skittish birds and even with the fast-moving Neuse River between us, he was constantly aware of what I was doing. This was right at the mouth of Falls Dam (the only place you’ll see whitewater on the Neuse).

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Yum


Breakfast, anyone? This osprey surveys the river in between bites of a fish he caught. Along the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.

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Sneaky Sneaky


Deer are one of the more elusive creatures along the Neuse River. An early morning kayak or canoe down the Neuse River near Raleigh will sometimes let you get a glimpse of a deer. They are generally in small groups and won’t stick around once they see you. I got this picture looking across the

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Cruisin’


A steamy morning finds a couple of geese cranking down the Neuse River towards some unknown destination. It is not often that you get a top-down look at geese, but some of the banks along the Neuse River Greenway Trail let you look down on the river from a pretty high vantage point.

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