Date: 3/4/23 7:40 am From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Crested Caracara in NC Sandhills
Out of curiosity, I just now checked iNaturalist; I queried Crested
Caracara and North Carolina, and indeed Jeff has posted 2 photos and some
text there. Good job, Jeff. The photos are a bit distant, but certainly
have already been "Research Graded" by reviewers.
On Sat, Mar 4, 2023 at 9:45 AM Susan Campbell <susan...> wrote:
> Yesterday Jeff Marcus (Nature Conservancy Sandhills Field Office Director)
> found a Crested Caracara on a roadkilled deer along NC 20 between Raeford
> and St. Paul's. This would be around the Hoke and Robeson County line. He
> said it was about a mile west of the Lumber Bridge intersection.
> When he stopped, it flushed into a nearby tree. He was able to get photos
> and video confirming it with his phone.
> Anyone down that way should keep an eye out. It may well still be in the
> Although not on the order of the Red-footed Booby yesterday in Wake
> County, this is a very rare find for North Carolina!
> Susan Campbell
> Apex, NC
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