Monday, April 28, 2014

Shackleford Island: Part 2

Taking the ferry in, we saw a flock of black skimmers on the beach.
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Great Black-backed Gulls
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Moon Snail
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Laughing Gull
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Common Terns
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Fiddler Crab and Dwarf Glasswort
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Atlantic Sand Fiddler Crab
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I thought the behavior of these crabs was strange.  They came out of their holes as I approached.
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Then some of them were eaten by this common grackle. 
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The shell collectors
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Metallic Woodborer Beetle on Blue-eyed Grass
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Trumpet Honeysuckle
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Olive Juniper Hairstreak on Eastern Redcedar
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American Lady
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Eastern Carpenter Bees on Dewberry
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Maidenhair Spleenwort
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Cinnamon Fern
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American Holly
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Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins
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