November 19, 2006

Sunset Beach, NC

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What a lovely day! It could not have been more beautiful. On weekends in winter I meet more people. They are curious about why I pull a cart with containers, and particularly curious when I photograph animals on the beach at the end of the walk.

Note: the point and shoot camera that I use on the beach is not capable of distance shots, resulting in poor bird photos. Because I frequently ruin cameras with sand, I cannot take my Nikon to the beach.

Xanthid crab about 1 1/2 inches wide, probably Pilumnus sayi
Xanthid crab at same height as camera and with stone crab claws
Horseshoe crab exoskeletons
Channeled Whelk -- live
Lettered Olive Shells, the SC State Shell
Giant Atlantic Cockle -- pretty specimen
Sand dollars
Hairy Sea cucumbers
Probably a mix of hydrozoans and bryozoans
Bryozoan Bugula neritina
Terns
Great Black-backed gulls swimming
Brown Pelicans
  
Terns, probably Forster's Terns
Pelicans, gulls and terns
Pelicans, gulls and terns
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