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Whimbrel

F/7.1, 1/800, ISO 200.

Whimbrel

California Week Two 

What Do You Call a Beach that Keeps Losing Sand?

A Shore Loser.

Interesting Fact: In many regions, the primary winter food of the Whimbrel is crab. The curve of the Whimbrel’s bill nicely matches the shape of fiddler crab burrows. The bird reaches into the crab’s burrow, extracts the crab, washes it if it is muddy, and sometimes breaks off the claws and legs before swallowing it. Indigestible parts are excreted in fecal pellets.  ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Whimbrel/lifehistory )


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12 Comments

  1. Wonderful picture Lukas.! Beautiful bird.! Beautiful shot.! 🍁

    • You are very welcome, I am honored that I was able to share it with you. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. What a fine silhouette that bird cuts against the surf and the shore…It looks like God had his calligraphy brush out that day and was making lines in the sand.

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