Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Green Sandpipers

BBOWT Lake; 2 GREEN SANDPIPERS (depicted above)/ 1 Common sandpiper/HOBBY hawking insects.
Have been watching the Great crested Grebes feed their young and main prey items have been Perch and Pike 3-6" long. Today adult kept trying to get quite small youngster to take a large prey item,but it was either refusing or prey just too big. Got scope on it and it was a Crayfish! Amazingly youngster eventually accepted it and swallowed it whole with a struggle - Crayfish was about a third of it's size!!! (Tim Warrs)

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