March 8, 2010
Reports of two pairs of fairly rare birds, at least for this area, have been made in the Whispering Pines area recently. A pair of bald eagles have been spotted and may be looking for a nesting site. Likewise, a pair of muted swans have been seen in area lakes in what appears to be courtship behavior. The notice on W.P.'s Charter Cable channel devoted to village affairs gives warning to anyone who sees the swans not to approach them, as they become very aggressive during the mating season.
This area is incredible for birding. They are numerous and varied more than most places because of our location in the transition zones between north and south weather, and between piedmont and coastal landscapes.
Get some binoculars, go out and take a look. It's a great, relaxing way to spend an hour or two outside.