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A Barred Owl that’s who. We spotted one the other day at the entrance to our drive. It perched in the location we first spotted it for at least a couple hours. Long enough for us to come back, grab a camera and snap some photos. Here is the best one:

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

 

Thank God for our National Audubon Society’s book on North American birds. We are spotting so many interesting birds around here.

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Last month we wrote about Greg spotting an American Bald Eagle off our pier. Well we have spotted one again and this time we had a camera handy! (Well actually Greg’s stepfather Winston did. A big thank you to Winston!) Winston got the shot from his binoculars that have a built in camera. Too cool!

Here’s a couple photos of the eagle from different angles:

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As we mentioned in the previous post, Greg recently saw a bald eagle just off out pier. It turns out that our Inn is within the roaming range of the bald eagles at the Rappahanock River Valley Natinal Wildlife Refuge. One of the 3 refuges in the area, the RRVNWR protects the nesting grounds of bald eagles as well as other rare and endangered species such as the perigrene falcon and shortnose sturgeon among others.

Visitors can view the wildlife along this preserve with a day cruise aboard the Captain Thomas down the Rappahanock past the preserve and on to the Ingleside Plantation Winery. Hikers have their options as well, the Vorhees Nature Preservefor example. With 4 miles of self guided trails, the beautiful Rappahanock area can be seen in all it’s glory. The only catch is that the bald eagle nesting area is off limits during nesting season which lasts from mid-November to mid-July.

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Hello! We are soon to be opening a bed and breakfast called The Inn at Tabb’s Creek, located in historic Mathews County Virginia (learn more about Mathews County here). We hope to be fully operational by the spring of 2009. Until then, we will be posting about the wonderful renovations we will be doing as well as highlighting some of the many sites to see and activities to do in and around Mathews.

Our B&B is located on beautiful, spacious waterfront property along Tabb’s Creek near the East River, which is an offshoot of the Chesapeake Bay. We offer access to kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing and birdwatching among many other activities. Conveniently located near historic Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, the Inn at Tabb’s Creek is less than 3 hours from Washington DC and less than an hour and a half from both Richmond and Norfolk Va.

Aerial view of The Inn at Tabb's Creek

Aerial view of The Inn at Tabb's Creek

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