On Sunday evening we took a nature cruise in a small skiff in the Crab Bank area.  I was amazed at the abundance of bird life within such close proximity to all the boating activity that Shem Creek produces.  The birds are protected and they seem to know that.  Crowded on this small sandbar are gulls, pelicans, skimmers, terns, and osprey perched on top of harbor markers nearby, all nesting and jostling for space. Here are a couple of the images I took.