December 13, 2013

Eiders and the Shore Crab

A dark cloudy morning.I took an hour at my local  harbour of Liscannor to watch the Eiders that have been here for a few weeks. The bond between these two birds is very strong and they stay close to one another , during there foraging moments they dive together and the adult female always surfaced first with intention  to attempt a pirate on the juvenile.. He was`nt going giving this crab up and the chase brought him close to the harbour wall for cover where he stripped the claws off and swallowed the lot.


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