Lots of Crabs, Lots of Birds

At sunrise this morning Semipalmated Sandpipers feasted on eggs left on the beach by thousands of Horseshoe Crabs.

Horseshoe Crabs. Slaughter Beach 5.30.2010_053010_2134

This entry was posted in Shorebirds, Spring 2010.

One Comment

  1. Jamie May 31, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Did you see and Red Knots? Just saw a show about them on UNC-TV and they said that the horseshoe crab egg buffet was a critical stop on their migration from South America to the Arctic for breeding.

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