Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Round 1: Turnstone v Crab

There was only ever going to be one winner of that contest!

The natural world never ceases to amaze me. Watching a Turnstone feed on the exposed mud of a lowering tide may not sound that exciting, but add a feisty little Shorecrab into the equation and you have a wildlife encounter worth witnessing.

Once the Turnstone had located its food source - it wasn't long before this Crab had met its match. Despite the Crabs valiant attempt to fight of the aggressor, the Turnstone managed to avoid the flailing pincers and flipped the Crab onto its back exposing the soft underbelly, where a couple of direct blows with that sharp stubby bill and this short contest was over.

OK - It might not have the same drama as watching a Lion take down a Water Buffalo or even a Peregrine chase and take out a Pigeon, but observing natures fight for survival as part of the natural food chain on any level is truly fascinating.

Feeding, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Crab

Feeding, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Crab

Feeding, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Crab

Feeding, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Crab

Feeding, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Crab

Feeding, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Crab

Feeding, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Crab







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