I was out on my kayak near Festival Island/Manteo this morning. In the distance I saw a large bird, that did not appear to be an Osprey in the top of a dead tree. When I got closer it took flight and went right over me. I've seen them in Alaska at once in awhile in the Raleigh area, but not before in the OBX.
Any other sightings?
I’ve never seen one at the beach, but they are common around Wake county. Go for a day on Jordan, Falls, or Harris lakes and you’ll see all you care to.