On November 25-27 we took a trip down east to Pocossin Lakes, Alligator River, Lake Mattamuskeet and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges. We ID'd 101 species including three Merlins and two Peregrine Falcons. Scott rented a 100-400 L Canon lens(retails for $1600) which produced some nice long distance shots (falcons, brants). The sunrise Friday was exceptional, even though I got up late. That is the real color as it appeared to me. The Thanksgiving buffet at OWENS restaurant was incredible!
Hopefully the bird identifications are all correct.
Enjoy the pictures!