Date: 11/24/21 1:15 pm
From: Steve <sshultz...>
Subject: Ross's Geese - Wake NC

> Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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> A pair of Ross’s Geese are frequenting the Mid-Pines Road/Lake Wheeler area south of Raleigh (Wake) NC. The pair have been found most reliably in a small farm pond behind the church at 3700 Lake Wheeler Drive. This is the same location where a Snow Goose was reported a week or so ago.
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> There is no readily available public parking when the birds are at the pond, although when in fields, they might be seen from Mid-Pines Road. Despite the lack of public parking, birders have stopped briefly in the parking lot of the church, and although there is no clear permission to do so, this does not seem to have created an issue.
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> Birders have also been stopping on the private road behind the church that leads to one of the cattle barns, but I would suggest that this should be avoided. For various reasons the public are not permitted on university farm property, and while viewing the pond briefly from the road behind the church may or may not result in a visit from the occasionally patrolling University police, driving and parking on the road are more likely to create issues.
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> Birders might also try the fallow fields along Mid-Pines Road for Horned Lark, American Pipet, and the recently reported, but irregularly seen, Lapland Longspur that has been associating with the pipits.
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> Steven Shultz
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> Ross’s Free Apex NC (it rhymes!)

 
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