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Author: Joyce Caron-Mercier

Winter Birds of High Rock Lake

Rowan County, specifically High Rock Lake, is a refuge for many feathered winter visitors including the American White Pelican. These flock migrant birds are believed to be from central U.S. likely Texas, find their way to our lake each year, between October and April. A perfect viewing spot is just below the High Rock Lake dam, Tuckertown reservoir off Bringle Ferry Road. The latest count from N.C. Audubon Society suggests there are approximately 96 white pelicans calling HRL home for the winter.

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Reflections and Resolutions 2022 – Part Two

If there is trash on the road, it will find a way into the lake, especially with these winds off the lake. Why there are big gulp cups, beer cans, tobacco tins, and water bottles on the side of the road by the woods is beyond my comprehension. I live on a dead-end road, there is little traffic coming and going, especially during this time of year. Let’s all do our part and take care of our own stuff. Plus, this gave me a great opportunity to hit a few of my resolutions in one fell swoop – exercise, meet neighbors and keep our section of the community clean.

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A Happy New Year! Reflections and Resolutions to Check out on HRL

Another year is in the books, and as many of us anticipate our fresh resolutions and the overall hope for our lives to go back to normal, (if that will ever be a thing), this blog is an opportunity to share observation from High Rock Lake with you, rather than simply looking forward with the standard New Year’s Resolutions. Being able to enjoy lake living right here in Rowan County, on High Rock Lake year-round is a blessing.

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RECAP OF 2021 ON HIGH ROCK LAKE

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to reflect on how lucky and thankful we are to have a lake in our backyard. I really do, and Rowan County residents can also enjoy High Rock Lake from many vantage points, with or without a boat. It doesn’t matter where you came from, its just that you found High Rock Lake; its beauty, abundance of wildlife to watch and admire, and the views that never disappoint.

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