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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Mr. Smiley said...

Lovely shots Tony.

Tyto Tony said...

Ta, DR, and likewise to you and yours.

Welcome lack of speed when feed is seed

Juvenile Scaly-breasted Munia (was Nutmeg Mannikin, before that, Spice Finch) tucking into seed of Para Grass - the Town Common's ...