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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Sanderling eating a ... (no idea)

Anyone know what this Sanderling is eating? Beyond me, and having spent years on the beach a new one for me.









another, keep it in context image

3 comments:

Martin Jump said...

Brilliant images Geoff,your certainly making the most of your new lens,very well done.Thank you for sharing.mj

Pete Woodruff said...

Hope someone can answer your query here Geoff, I'm as curious as you. Excellent images by the way.

geoff gradwell said...

THANKS to Chris Butterworth, Welsh Peregrine, TWM, aeshna5 who replied to my query on bird forum (seehttp://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=2540587#post2540587);

Chris identified the creature as an amphipod, Orchestia (a form of Sandhopper and crustacea) and looks sound to me.

THANKS everyone
g