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


5 thoughts on “Catching Mole Crabs

  1. Oh, I love him! That bright red/orange beak! His eyes! His cute face! Great shots! That is one handsome bird. 🙂

  2. One of the best things about summer is finding these guys at the beach. They are very photogenic. JK.

  3. They seem like birds you could talk to. They look very amiable and down to earth. I like them! 🙂

  4. I talk to them all the time. I say, “Look this way”, or, “Can you get in some better light?” They pay me no attention. It’s all Mole Crab this and Mole Crab that. Sigh. JK.

  5. Maybe you should offer them a mole crab appetizer? Huh? Buy them a drink so to speak. C’mon. Where’s your hospitality?

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