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