Day 2 started at 7am, as Matt Daw, Mike McCloy, and myself met up with Matt Gould to bird a private location in Craven County. It was well worth it. In addition to a number of common species that we missed yesterday, I managed to get two rarities, CAVE SWALLOW and RED-NECKED GREBE. Though we tried, we failed to find a LeConte's Sparrow. After a successful morning, we went down to Carteret County with Yellow Rails on our mind, but after a few hours of searching coupled with higher than ideal water conditions, we were forced to give up. The search did produce the first of the year Nelson's Sparrow, Lesser Yellowlegs, a few rails, and other random marsh birds. The day ended at the Ceder Island Ferry Terminal, picking up a rare Carteret County Loggerhead Shrike, and looking in vain for the elusive Black Rail that breeds in these same marshes in the summer.