Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Creatures of Bear Island

Bear Isalnd is a part of Hammocks Beach State Park. The park service runs a ferry out to the island, where you can go camping and bird watching. (Just don't count on the ferry boat pilots to be able to tell you what birds you're seeing.)
Common Tern
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American Oystercatcher
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Great Egret
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Red-tailed Hawk
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Juvenile Herring Gull
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Blue Toadflax
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Virginia Dwarfdandelion and Reindeer Lichen
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Japanese Black Pine
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Coastal Pricklypear
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Rock Dove
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Brown Pelican
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This little sanderling had only one leg.  It seemed to be doing just fine though.
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Hygroscopic Earthstar
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