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A visit with the birds of Knotts Island

An ibis is seen in flight over the refuge. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

An ibis is seen in flight over the refuge. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

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KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. — These images are from a visit to Knotts Island, N.C., earlier this spring, including a stop at Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge.

A number of birds, especially ibises and egrets, were seen during the morning visit to the refuge. Information on the refuge can be found at this link, including details about wildlife common to the area.

A white ibis lands in a crowded tree at the refuge. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princes Anne Independent News]

A white ibis lands in a crowded tree at the refuge. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princes Anne Independent News]

Just off the causeway leading to Knotts Island, a great blue heron hunts. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Just off the causeway leading to Knotts Island, a great blue heron hunts. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Morning moon over the refuge. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Morning moon over the refuge. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]


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