Sunday, June 06, 2010

Just So Much Duck Food...

Eel Grass, Mission River Preserve, San Diego, California. Eel grass is a favorite food for the migratory Brandt geese and many of the ducks (pintails for instance). Clearly, the eel grass is none the worse for the wear, considering that hundreds of ducks have been chowing down on it all Winter long! I snapped this picture to show the huge expanse of deep green eel grass but it really doesn't do it justice. Ironically, you have to get up on the overpass to see it since the water reflection pretty much hides it if you're looking in at a lower angle. It's a wonderful habitat for all sorts of bass, minows, crabs, clams and invertebrates and provides food for the flourishing water bird community there.

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