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Lake Mattamuskeet

Winter trip to see what waterfowl were around the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. We went on this trip much later than we have in the past – mid-January versus our usual mid-December trip.

We found information online (on the Fish & Wildlife website) that the main road would be closed until 1 pm, pretty much every winter Saturday and Sunday, for waterfowl hunts. This was news to me! So we left a little later than normally and arrived at the refuge around 12:30 pm. It was still a 3.5 hour drive from North Topsail Island – a tedious drive but worth it, and one I definitely wanted to do since we did not get to go last winter.
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2012 Bird List

Starting off 2012 with a few days in Poland (not any real birding there, though) and a great trip to Lake Mattamuskeet.

January:
–Poland–
European Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
European Raven
Great Tit
Honey Buzzard
Eurasian Jay
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