John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Ten random things: March 9

Ten animals I saw during my trip to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore this afternoon:

  1. Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
  2. Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)
  3. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
  4. Great Egret (Ardea alba)
  5. Northern Quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria)
  6. Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
  7. Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
  8. Chincoteague Pony (Equus caballus)
  9. Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger cenerus)
  10. Louisiana Heron (Egretta tricolor)

I'm spending the weekend at Chincoteague Island's finest bed-and-breakfast, the Inn at Poplar Corner. Some might say my opinion on the subject is suspect, since my brother and sister-in-law own it, and because it's the only bed-and-breakfast on Chincoteague Island I've ever been to; nevertheless, I stand by my statement. The whole family is here; my sister and her family came down from Wisconsin yesterday, and my folks flew in this afternoon. This list owes its existence to my brother-in-law Jim, who knows far more about wildlife than I and without whose guidance I never could have identified most of the animals I saw.


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