Horseshoe Crab eggs
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(Photo credit - Rob J)
Doug, Shane and I arrived at Pike's Beach this morning at sunrise. We only had a couple of hours to search for a Wilson's Plover that was seen in the area yesterday. Summer-like conditions were forecast but it was surprisingly cool at the beach. Probably a bit too cold for my shorts and T-shirt and I ended up spending a few minutes in the car, thawing out.
We ran into Shai and Angus, who were also there to scan through the shorebirds. Unfortunately, we ran out of time before locating the plover and had to drive back to Brooklyn.
-Click here to read about the life cycle of the Horseshoe Crab-
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Pike’s Beach, 6/18/2006
Great Black-backed Gull
Other common species seen (or heard):
Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow
Sunday, June 18, 2006