November 30, 2006

Sunset Beach, NC

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Every day on the beach is different. Each day tide pools and sand bars are in different places and finds vary. Yesterday I found several dead shorebirds and met some artists who were also birders.

Today I took the the photos below. I think I have already explained that I use a tremendous Kodak point-and-shoot camera on the beach because I get sand on cameras while taking macro shots of specimens. I cannot take my heavy Nikon for such work. Thus I cannot get good bird photos. I was setting up my tripod to photograph this great black-backed gull when he flew away.

Brown Pelicans
Great Black-backed Gull
Probably a Spiny puffer fish -- ID pending
Skate egg cases
A mix of arc shells, disk dosinia, slipper shell, and Atlantic Babies' Ears
A knobbed whelk surfacing
Knobbed Whelk, probably Kiener's Whelk, a subspecies, 8 inches wide
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