The quiet off season is an ideal time to spot wildlife on Hatteras Island, like the local deer who frequent the grounds of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of Surf or Sound Realty.
“Hard to believe that we still have humming birds in January. John faithfully feeds them (sugar water) each morning and despite the COLD weather they come to feed. We think it’s a family,” says Susan Baust of Surf or Sound Realty. Photo by John Baust.
From January through March, seal sightings are not uncommon on any of the island’s beaches. Taking a break from the rough waves and tricky ocean conditions, the seals literally hurl themselves onto the beach for a little R&R before returning back into the ocean. Their stay on the sand can last anywhere from an hour to a few days, depending on how much rest they need. Continue reading