Sanderling Standoff

Monday, August 17, 2020,

These two Sanderlings are having a bit of a disagreement. The one on the left is attempting to steal the Mole Crab in the foreground. The Sanderling on the right is protecting his hard won and presumably delicious breakfast. The local Oystercatchers seem to  enjoy this very same meal.

The bird on the right advances, causing the interloper, who may be a juvenile, to take an airborne hop backwards. The would-be thief soon left, leaving our hero to enjoy his catch in peace.  JK


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