The Backroads of Eastern NC & Topsail Island - July 2015

Went to the beach with the fam at Topsail again this year, but pretty much only took photos on the backroad drive there.  

Most of these are along Hwy 50 between Warsaw and Surf City.  Small town sights, old farmhouses, and all that.  Not a lot of commentary needed.  

I took my tripod and took this long exposure shot of the pier.  Not sure why I didn't play around more with it.  

The rest of the beach photos I took were all birds...the book seems to say these are called Greater Yellowlegs, but their legs aren't particularly yellow.  
And I always thought they were plovers.  

And a grackle I guess?  I don't think of these as shore birds, but there were quite a few of them.