The Jersey Shore 2012: Birds of Land and Sea

 

Seagull soaring over the ocean in the early morning sun

 

Seabirds aren’t the only birds you can see at the shore.

Cardinal on the dune at dawn

 

Crow at dawn

 

The Herring Gull is not scared away by the fake owl

 

Laughing Gull

 

Laughing Gull

 

Great Back-backed Gulls on the beach in the evening

 

Laughing Gulls in flight (below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herring Gull on the evening beach

 

Sanderlings, small members of the sandpiper family, congregate on the beach in the evenings. They are fun to watch as they run toward the ocean to grab small mollusks and crustaceans and then dash away, dodging the waves. They a mottled gray, white, and brown with a white underside and have black bills, legs, and feet.

Sanderlings

 

 

 

 

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About J. Thomas Ross

Since retiring from a career as a high school English and history teacher, I've been pursuing a career as a writer. My main interest is in writing novels, but I've also written short stories and poetry and done a little editing on the side. I am currently working on a Young Adult novel. One of my poems - "Winter" - won an award at the 2010 Philadelphia Writers Conference, and you can find my fantasy short story "A Rock Is a Rock Is a Rock ... Or Is It?" in the anthology Tales of Fortannis: A Bard's Eye View, which is available in print and Kindle format from Amazon and as an e-book from Double Dragon Press.
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