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Black Spring Cove, Wildlife

This is a record of wildlife observed to use Black Spring Cove as habitatThe place or set of environmental conditions in which a particular organism lives. since observation began in 1995. They are similar to those inhabiting the south Kings Bay.


  • Manatee - feeding, resting. birthing (reduced from fifteen at one time to rarely)
  • Dolphin - pack hunting and feeding (not seen recently)
  • Otter - Family feeding and play (absent some five years now)


  • Crab - originally observed as hundreds, now rare individuals


  • Mullet (reduced numbers)
  • Bass (once celebrated as Bass Haven - reduced to ones and twos)
  • Blue Gill (rarely seen now)
  • Alligator Gar (nesting and laying, only fingerlings recently seen)
  • Red Fish ( not seen or caught for some time now)
  • Tarpon (cruising visitors, only one seen in past three years)
  • Crevelle Jack (individuals and by the hundred as a hunting pack, rarely seen now)
  • Sheepshead (not seen for several years now)

Water Birds

  • Osprey (nesting, roosting and fishing - reduced activity now)
  • Anhinga (basking and fishing- rarely now)
  • Cormorant (fishing - rarely seen now)
  • American Coot (flocking and feeding - in reduced numbers now)
  • Scuap (feeding - fewer now)
  • Mallard (mating, feeding and contesting - not for the past few years)
  • Grebe (cruising and feeding - not for past few years)
  • Brown Pelican (diving and feeding - now rarelysen and no catchesin cove)
  • Belted Kingfisher (chattering, diving and feeding)

Fishing Waders

  • Black Crowned Night Heron
  • Snowy White Egret
  • Great White Egret
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Green Backed Heron
  • Great Blue Heron


  • Cardinal (flitting)
  • American Robin (bathing)
  • Pilated Woodpecker (hunting in and felling sections of old trees)
  • Red Headed Woodpecker
  • Carolina Wren (nesting and raising chicks)
  • Red Shouldered Hawk (hunting and nesting)
  • Tern (flying and skimming)
  • Gull (visiting )
  • Kyte (over flying)
  • Woodstork (browsing and roosting)
  • Whipoorwill (hearing)
  • Red winged Blackbird
  • American Bald Eagle (fly over)
  • American White Pelican (fly over)
  • Hummingbird (feeding at feeder and on flowers)

Numerous small unidentified birds

Snakes, Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Alligator (basking)
  • Southern Black Racer
  • Water Moccasin
  • Earth Snake
  • Reddish Water Snake
  • Indigo Snake
  • Yellow Rat Snake
  • Frogs
  • Green Tree Frog
  • Anoles
  • Sea Turtle (egg laying on grass by east spring)
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