Bill Dunson, born in rural Georgia, skipped 12th grade and went directly to Yale. He subsequently received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Michigan. Bill is Professor Emeritus of Pennsylvania State University, thanks to a career spent teaching and researching the physiological ecology and ecotoxicology of reptiles, amphibians and fish. Bill has dedicated his life to learning and sharing his knowledge with others. Join him as he observes our better nature on the Island, his newest home.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Red breasted mergansers hit the beach
Female red breasted merganser
Male red breasted merganser
Sometimes while walking the beach you encounter an unusual bird, in this case both male and female red breasted mergansers were either resting (females) on the beach or feeding for small fish in the surf (one male). This is a rare opportunity to study this species up close and personal since they normally are found out in the bays and are not too approachable. These "beach bums" have become somewhat used to people walking along the shoreline. Bill Dunson