Paradise on the Delaware Bay
May 9, 1999
The temperature was
60 degrees on the beach this morning when the sun came up around 6:00 AM.
The laughing gulls and sanderlings were noisily feeding on horseshoe crab
eggs by the first light. At our point on the beach, sanderlings were the
only non-gull shorebirds that were present for the morning activities.
The water's edge was filled with eggs.
The picture on the left shows
the sun coming up over the dunes near Baie-Chalet. In the middle, we can
see the density of the sanderlings on the beach feeding at the water line.
The picture on the right shows some horseshoe crab eggs near the wrack
line on the beach. The eggs vary in color, but evidently all taste delicious.