A salty journal of sunrises, seashells, and shorebirds...
September 15, 2015
Despite the threatening weather, Beach Therapy on this past Friday was really, really good . . . look closely, there's the juvenile reddish egret wading in the foreground . . . look very closely, you can see a flock of brown pelicans heading north just below the horizon (on the left) . . .
It's always thrilling to find a whole whelk shell . . . this small (1.75") Lightning Whelk has very strong dark brown markings . . .
This is the first whole (double-shelled) Atlantic cockle I've ever found; it's small, but it was still an exciting find!
I do have, somewhere in my shoe box sized pile of "misc. clam shells", another one of these Lightning Venus clam shells, but I don't believe the markings are this distinct.
I found two pieces of aqua sea glass; this was the larger piece, approx. 1.25" wide.
Another first ~ a Jujube Topsnail !
Not a first, but a second . . . a very small Thick-lipped Drill . . .
It was a very good day for finding whelk pieces . . . my shell bag runneth over!