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By Jason Beale, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center Manager Blackwater NWR near Cambridge, Maryland is a top location for winter wildlife watching on Delmarva. Photo by Ellen Sebastiani. As the days shorten and leaf fall continues, birdwatchers begin to focus in on the legions of returning waterfowl and wintering raptors that fill the marshes and fields …

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Raptors of November

By Cyrus Moqtaderi, Ashland Hawk Watch Coordinator RED-TAILED HAWK It’s nearly impossible to go through life without noticing one ubiquitous denizen of the sky: the Red-tailed Hawk. We see them circling above our farm fields, and hunting from our telephone poles, and at Ashland we’ve watched our resident birds soaring and diving all season long. …

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A Golden Sighting

By Derek Stoner, Family Programs Coordinator Running late on Wednesday to meet up with William Ryan, director of Bucktoe Creek Preserve, I turned onto Sharp Road and witnessed a stunning sight overhead:  an immature Golden Eagle flying at treetop level, circling tightly in beautiful sunlight.  I pulled the car over, grabbed the camera, and snapped off some photos as the …

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