The female horseshoe crab is about the size of one and a half males. A bunch of the males would climb on top of one female and they would all attempt to fertilize her eggs. The eggs looked like tiny green tapioca balls.
There were tons of birds. Sandpipers, grackles, bald eagles, plovers, terns, cormorants, herons, and egrets. This is a great egret, but snowy egrets were just as abundant today.
One of the trails took us down a little boardwalk where we saw sandy banks covered in hundreds of tiny holes. Fiddler crabs kept popping in and out of them.
The banks that were covered by fiddler crabs were also home to these tracks. These tracks belong to the only mammal left on our "must see" list that we thought we had a chance of seeing today. The otter.
At least we know where to spend a lot of time waiting for them next time.