Sandwatching the Pelican Way

By Cordelia Creese
Children’s Club Coordinator

The club convened on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at  the museum and then we did a little “sandwatching” on a short portion of the West Road Beach from Missick’s Building to the Fishermen’s Port. Seven members attended.

Children recording data on West Road Beach.

Children recording data on West Road Beach.

We observed a number of things on the beach.

Debris on West Road Beach.

Debris on West Road Beach.

We noted that there is a GREAT need for users of the beach to keep it CLEANER.

We saw several sea biscuits.

Collecting Sea Biscuits

Collecting Sea Biscuits

One of the highlights of our Sandwatching was to witness a symbiotic relationship between a pelican and a laughing gull.

Fries 2

Holding “fries” caught by the fishermen

We say  thank you to the fishermen on the beach who allowed us to photograph them catching “fries”  and  also allowed us to touch the “fries”.

Spread  the word  says our Pelican : “Keep Our Beaches Clean” !!!