Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Birds of Black's Creek

Crabs, periwinkles, mussels, mullet, and minnows aren't the only animals that call Black's Creek home, there's also many types of birds that use the marsh as well!

Some of the kids didn't know what to think of the snow white, 3-foot-tall bird in the distance. What was it? It was a Great Egret hunting for little minnows around the shore of the marsh!

In the middle of the creek, a Double-Crested Cormorant made an appearance over at sailing club. Diving under for up to 70 seconds, they too hunt small fish.

Along with the Red-Tailed Hawks and Osprey that live and hunt around Black's Creek, there were also small flocks of Common Terns that were seen swooping down into the water!


What a lot of people don't know is when you harm the ocean, you don't just affect the animals that live in it, but all the other animals that rely on its resources from the outside, such as humans. Many different types of birds living, nesting, and hunting around Black's Creek is an easy way to tell us that its safe and healthy. A healthy ocean is a happy ocean, and also very important! 

- Carly

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