She also reads leg tags on birds by zooming in with and then is able to follow their migration on line! Really interesting and Cool Stuff! I decided to tag along with her yesterday (and maybe pick up a shell or two!)
She found a Piping Plover that had been tagged at Virginia Tech!!
Small world...that is our daughter's Alma Mater and a football team we had seasons tickets for 12 years!! Go Hokies!
She also got pics of a Royal Tern, taking a bath...
a Willet eating a snack...(crab)
and Marbled Godwit...how pretty are these guys?!
It was so interesting...the Bird Nerd certainly knows her stuff!
and she has good squat muscles!!! ;)
As we were checking out the birds, we were checking out the beaches and tidal pools too!...Bunche never disappoints....lots of live Kings Crowns...
Cheri even found one snacking on a crab!
I found all three types of Angel Wings!
On the left is a False Angel Wing, Center is an Angel Wing and the right is a Fallen Angel Wing....
It is also known as a Mud-Piddock!
Cheri found a beautiful pair of Rose Tellins....
and I believe these are also Rose Tellins....the book says they go from Rosy white....which are these, I believe to bright pink....
Cheri also found a beautiful Kings Crown that was empty....it's beautiful!
And the Morton's Egg Cockles!!!! First I filled up my small jar....
...and like every shelling addict, I couldn't stop there must have been billions of them out there...all different, a perfect pair!....had to get my larger container out! Here's a video of only a 5 foot area!
I managed to find one little Wentletrap in the group!
I also found a couple of empty Kings Crowns, & Sunray Venus.
We decided to stay for the sunset...and it did not disappoint!
What a cool adventure....she just might turn me into a Bird Nerd too!!!
My trip is quickly growing to an end....but Stay Tuned, I have a few more days left!!