Jan 17, 2010

Of and Near the Water

These photos were taken at different times and places.  The common thread is water.

This fall the grasses by the East Creek Inlet showed lots of color.

The Long Island Rail Road's tracks and stony bed provide the hard surface needed by gulls to break shellfish shells to get at the goodies inside, a "clam opener". We sometimes watch juvenile gulls pick up their latest clam find, fly up in the air, then drop it onto soft sandy beach.  This is repeated for quite some time until their bird brain finally gets it (hence the term?).  This section of track passes through Dam Pond Preserve.

Things left or uncovered in a tide pool after the tide has gone out.

This is a fresh water pond that fills with rain water and melted snow runoff.

Whelk Shell

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