Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Feisty Fella

The migration North, to the breeding grounds in the Arctic, brings a variety of shore birds to the Delaware Bay. It serves as a stopover to feed on an important food resource, horseshoe crab eggs. This fella, a Ruddy Turnstone, wasn’t too pleased to have this Red Knot searching for eggs so close. Red scurried away after Ruddy tried to look for eggs on its head.

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