I got some birds to add to my personal big year, plus I also get to add periwinkle snails and hermit crabs, as I am counting all species!
Thankfully the bug spray worked, or there were actually no biting insects. We were able to explore and take in the uniqueness of this site, and got a couple of cool wildlife sightings! Enjoy the sights...
|In total, we ran into 5+ Eastern Cottontails between our walk in and our walk to exit. We had adults like this, but also half size bunnies who are offspring from this year.|
|Very happy to add this guy to my personal list, a black bellied plover, there were two of these on the beach, near the Gil Hodges Bridge side.|
|A handsome, boldly marked bird. Striding across one of the many tires that are from a time long past, the entire beach is littered with trash, in a post about my very first visit to DHB, I explain why.|
|A juvenile common tern still begging and interacting with one of its parents. One would fly over and interact closely with this little dude.|
|These two semipalmated sandpipers were very comical, chasing each other around this tidal puddle. It was cute to me, but they may have had more serious matters between each other.|
|Some dramatic lighting over the Verrazano Bridge and Southern Brooklyn.|
|A 3rd winter herring gull attempting to smash a clam to get to the delicious insides. Gulls cycle through plumages, next molt will result in its adult plumage.|
|That is the face of satisfaction, this dude got to consume his prize soon after this!|