IMPORTANT! As you have probably noticed we have upgraded our gallery and transitioned from our old website.
Some accounts on old site were missing name information and they will appear on profile and photo pages as "N/A N/A".
If you are one of those users you can easily update your name information if you visit your profile page.
Around our home in the mountains of North Carolina, these spectacular animals are often heard but rarely seen. I was driving up our driveway late last night when I saw what I thought was a rabbit in the middle of the road. I got out to check and was astonished to get such a close up view of this magnificent bird. He/she was about 8 inches tall and sat motionless in the glow of my headlights. We exchanged eye contact for a few seconds and then it flew off silently with a large grasshopper in its beak. I was lucky to snap off one photo with my iPhone 12.