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"How to Eat a Crab", by The Kingfisher

 
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Aug 13, 2016 18:49 |  #1

I never thought this was on the Kingfisher's diet, but she caught this crab, whacked it around a bit, and tossed it down. Surely a fish would have been tastier! (not to mention easier to swallow). I had good light and a good angle for these, off my new deck down by the river. No camo!!
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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/KGaW​t7] (external link)IMG_7022 Belted Kingfisher with Crab (external link) by Ian Murray (external link), on Flickr
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3. Thwapping the crab, as Al would say...

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4. Thwapping is necessary to remove the claws, which might get hung up on the way down.

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Aug 13, 2016 18:59 |  #2

That's a great sequence!


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Aug 13, 2016 19:36 |  #3

This is one awesome series!


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Aug 14, 2016 06:20 |  #4

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18094758 (external link)
That's a great sequence!

butterfly2937 wrote in post #18094784 (external link)
This is one awesome series!

Much appreciated Frank & Carol.


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Aug 14, 2016 07:25 |  #5

Great shots, Ian. I know I have shots somewhere of one eating a crayfish.


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Aug 14, 2016 22:44 |  #6

Great sequence, Ian.
Deck down by the river sounds awesome.


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Aug 15, 2016 15:47 |  #7

CDMOOSE wrote in post #18095080 (external link)
Great shots, Ian. I know I have shots somewhere of one eating a crayfish.

Thanks Al, it had to hurt going down!

ldn323 wrote in post #18095718 (external link)
Great sequence, Ian.
Deck down by the river sounds awesome.

Thank you Linh. If I don't move around at all, they're OK with landing on the branch I nailed to my dock about 25 feet away :)


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Aug 15, 2016 15:53 |  #8

Great series Ian! Lucky you for having a great place to photograph these beauties!


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Aug 15, 2016 15:54 |  #9

Great sequence, Ian! Not one you get to see a ton of :)


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Aug 16, 2016 19:41 |  #10

very interesting and unusual. this guy looks like he's done this before


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Aug 17, 2016 08:34 |  #11

SJC from VT wrote in post #18096422 (external link)
Great series Ian! Lucky you for having a great place to photograph these beauties!

Thanks Sandy. Just built the deck by the river this spring and it's getting good use!

Snydremark wrote in post #18096423 (external link)
Great sequence, Ian! Not one you get to see a ton of :)

Thanks much Eric. We have loads of Kingfishers here on the river, and two pairs that hang out in my corner. Just need to be patient (eagles have taught me that) and wait for them to land on their branch in the later afternoon, at the right level of tide. The stars need to be aligned :)

CaptBob wrote in post #18097666 (external link)
very interesting and unusual. this guy looks like he's done this before

Thanks Bob, Yea I think so. I didn't even know we had crabs in the river. Now I hope they don't grab my foot when I go for a swim.


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Aug 18, 2016 08:50 |  #12

Great captures!! Especially with the crab claw falling.
Perhaps she was wanting some crunch in her diet!


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Aug 18, 2016 10:05 |  #13

Super set Ian.

He look "proud" in the last shot, like: "Showed you, didn't I"..... :)


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Aug 18, 2016 10:55 |  #14

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #18099033 (external link)
Super set Ian.

He look "proud" in the last shot, like: "Showed you, didn't I"..... :)

I was thinking the same thing! ; D


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Aug 18, 2016 19:07 |  #15

rane wrote in post #18098965 (external link)
Great captures!! Especially with the crab claw falling. Perhaps she was wanting some crunch in her diet!

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #18099033 (external link)
Super set Ian. He looks "proud" in the last shot, like: "Showed you, didn't I"..... :)

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18099080 (external link)
I was thinking the same thing! ; D

Ha, thanks folks!


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