On the morning of Sunday, May 22, 2017, I traveled on bicycle from the north end of Manteo to the small area of Roanoke Island called Skyco. While in Skyco, I saw a tree with a hawk’s nest on top (picture 1) and shortly after seeing it, a couple smaller birds swooped in and tried to attack the nest and hawk. The hawk never really got the upper hand, but it did a good job of luring the smaller birds away from its nest. It appears in picture 3 that a part of the hawk’s wing is missing.
Hurricane Matthew caused some structural damage to our new home construction site. The wet ground and heavy winds resulted in three large pine trees falling on and near the house.
We didn’t suffer through flooding like Hatteras Island, Ocracoke Island, and inland areas of North Carolina, so we’re grateful we only have to deal with the structural damage to the unfinished house and construction delays caused by the storm.