• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

New Ponies Join Ocracoke Island Herd

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Date: December 18, 2009

Sacajawea and Jitterbug, two new "Outer Banks" ponies, have joined the Ocracoke Island herd and are acclimating to their new environment. Shortly after arrival, under grey and cloudy skies, they were introduced to the members of their new herd and released. The National Park Service adopted the two fillies from the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc. in Beaufort, NC. NPS photo 1(Jitterbug)  NPS photo 2(Sacajawea)

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Various tern species resting along beach wetlands

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