This bird caught a small snake and flipped and flopped and swung it around until it stopped moving. Although in the 10 minutes that I watched it, it never ate it. It was almost more like it was just playing with it. On the Neuse River in Raleigh.
Coming in for a landing. On the Neuse River in Raleigh.
A full moon lights up Falls Lake while a slow shutter speed gives the moving clouds an eerie feel. Would you kayak at night? From the top of Falls Dam in Raleigh.
The first rays of sun warm this hawk up on a chilly morning. He blends in perfectly with the leaves and branches around him. Nature’s camouflage. Along the Neuse River in Raleigh.
Do you see him? I guarantee he sees you. Deer can be a regular sight for morning kayak trips down the Neuse River. Although, often the only thing you see is a spooked deer bounding away from you. Along the Neuse River, in Raleigh.
These Kingfishers are a regular sight when kayaking down the Neuse River, although they rarely sit still long enough to get their picture taken. They scream up and down the river before plunging headfirst into the water to grab small fish.
Cold mornings and a warm river mean lots of moisture in the air. Everything near the river is covered in a layer of dew. Add in a brilliant sunrise and even something as mundane as a spiderweb looks amazing.
In search of breakfast, this hawk scans the Neuse River Greenway Trail for any sign of movement. In Raleigh.
Slow it down! Looking down from the Old Falls of Neuse Rd bridge.
Let’s play another game of, “What’s Behind the rock?” On the Upper Neuse River in Raleigh.