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Archive for May 16, 2017

2017—Good Eats

The beach at Fortescue, NJ on Delaware Bay was so crowded with shorebirds that I was surprised to see that I had actually captured a single bird in a frame.  They were feasting on the BB sized eggs of the Horseshoe Crabs that mate and lay eggs in the surf.  Eggs are visible in the beaks of the Dunlin in the first two shots and in the Sanderling’s beak in the last shot. The birds are refueling on a stop over before flying to the Arctic to nest.

Lone Dunlin with crab egg

 

Dunlin with crab egg 1

 

Sanderling with crab egg