Catching Mole Crabs

Tuesday, August 27. 2019,

This is an Oystercatcher with a freshly caught Mole Crab. Its head is still soaking wet from digging up the unlucky crustacean from the sand beneath the incoming waves. Generally, the Oystercatchers follow the receding waves and try to dig out the Mole Crabs from their burrows before the next incoming wave arrives. As you can see from the above photo, the Oystercatchers are not always as quick as they might wish to be. JK


My First Hummingbird

Monday, August 26, 2019,

This is my first Hummingbird. It’s not the first Hummingbird I’ve ever seen but it is the first one that I’ve managed to get a decent photo of. I suggest clicking on each pic to see a larger version. It’s worth it, I think. I took both of these photographs at the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside. I didn’t need to drive all the way out there to find Hummingbirds but it is where I finally got lucky. In fact, I go to MNSA for the water and shore birds. This Hummingbird was just a wonderful bonus. JK