Sunday, December 14, 2008

Feeding Frenzy

On Friday I did an hour walk down to Jekyll Point which is the very southwest side of Jekyll. It was ok walking out but once we passed through the primary dunes....the wind hit us from the west. It was a cold wet wind. We want to see if there were any American Oystercatchers were gathered so we walk west into the wind. No oystercatcher but what we saw was even better. A frenzied group of Ruddy Turnstone wildly digging down and gobbing up something. The sanderlings were right there with them. The birds were digging down about 1 inches or more. Did they find a cashe of horseshoe eggs? Do horseshoe crabs lay eggs this late? Here a video of what we watched.
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