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Betsy Kane, Author at Washington Daily News

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Birds are out even when it’s hot

Despite stultifying hot and humid weather, during the last two weeks of August, birders around the county observed over 90 species.  Adept piedmont birder Bill Hooker, ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:37 pm

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The early bird sees more birds

The south side of our county is chock-full of birds. Last week I went on a small expedition to bird some hotspots on the south ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Thursday, August 5, 2021 6:54 pm

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Summer slows some birds song

As we progress into high summer it’s harder to observe birds. Some have stopped or slowed singing; earlier in the spring they were establishing their territories ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Thursday, July 1, 2021 8:55 pm

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Midwestern birds-some different, some the same

This past week I visited some family in the Midwest, traveling to the northern-tier states of Minnesota and Wisconsin. You can always observe birds and this ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:04 pm

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Orchard Orioles coexist with their more well-known variety 

  Orchard Orioles keep popping up on my excursions. The first time I ever observed one was at the cottage of Earl and Ruth Trevathan ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:46 pm

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Birding opportunities abound in the East

I went to Moratoc Park in Williamston last week to see what I could see.  It is a nice place for an early walk or a ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:07 pm

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Birds are everywhere in Beaufort County

It’s “Peak Week” in eastern North Carolina, just about the time for seeing and hearing the maximum number of spring migrants and breeding-season bird species.  ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Saturday, May 8, 2021 4:09 pm

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Birds are everywhere this time of year

It’s Peak Week in eastern North Carolina, just about the time for seeing and hearing the maximum number of spring migrants and breeding-season bird species. Why ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:39 pm

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Migrant birds arrivals evokes memories of excellent aunts

Two interesting flycatcher species are among the migrants that have returned to our area this week. The Great Crested Flycatcher has a familiar call heard in ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:53 am

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New birds spotted in Beaufort County

Two very exciting and beautiful birds were sighted this week, both of which would be new records for Beaufort County. A male Painted Bunting has ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Friday, April 9, 2021 8:15 pm

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