The swallows under the Falls of Neuse Rd bridge have been busy. There is a huge network of nests and the birds are super active. Paddling under the bridge will give you a great view.
Another in our series of, “Which way is up?” Here a grand ole’ cypress tree is reflected in the still waters at the Robertson Millpond Preserve. So…which way is up?
The big nest on top of power pole 123 is back in business. We watched a pair of ospreys raise 2 babies here last summer. The nest got blown down some time over the winter, but they’ve rebuilt and we are excited to see what comes. You can see this nest from the Neuse River
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Summer is exploding along the Neuse River greenway Trail in Raleigh.
We got some additional information from the staff at the Robertson Millpond Preserve, who told us this is a Canadian Goose nest, not a heron nest (As previously reported by a sketchy source (us)). I mean, but what is a goose, but a short-legged, short-necked heron, right? No? Ok, we concede, they’re nothing alike. Either
Deep in the Robertson Millpond Preserve, there is a large heron’s nest that sits right at eye level. Hollowed down in the stump of a tree and padded with a bed of feathers are 4 huge heron’s eggs. Seems like a sketchy place to make a nest- I hope they make it.
The bark on a cypress tree at the Robertson Millpond Preserve.
The Robertson Millpond is a perfect place for kids and adults alike. Kids love the challenge of finding the next buoy on the numbered paddling trail. We will be offering hourly rentals all 3 days of the Holiday Weekend. Reserve ahead on our website or just walk up (Based on availability).
A face-full of sunrise greets this heron along the Neuse River in Raleigh.