Sunday, July 15, 2012

Soldiers fall to thick-knees


Marched across sands at Taylors Beach east of Ingham this week to catch Beach Thick-knees (Esacus magnirostris) catching soldier crabs (so-called because they scuttle forwards, not sideways) on the march. 


Plenty of crabs to go round but Pied Oystercatchers (Haematopus longirostris) in search of a square meal chose not to round them up because they barely fit the bill.
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2 comments:

Mr. Smiley said...

Lovely shots Tony.
DR

Tyto Tony said...

Ta, DR, and likewise to you and yours.