Slaughter Beach, DE August 17, 2013
Growing in sand on the back beach of Delaware Bay.
Lots of h-s crabs with slipper shells. On one pair, they appeared to impair mating.
Gull frenzy above the horseshoe crabs. At the north end of slaughter beach.
Lots of heads visible in the water. Not sure if connected in any way to horseshoe crab frenzy.
Congregating around horseshoe crabs piling up on the jetty in the background.
Prime Hook NWR, DE May 4, 2013
Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus Linnaeus 1758. Milford Neck (Big Stone Beach Rd 124), Kent Co., Delaware, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2012
A few large gulls among the multitudes, pecking at the dead horseshoe crabs.
Didn't notice it at the time, only during review of photos. There was a pair of them.
Even the blackbirds were down in the action.
Probably multiple individuals shown--but all willets I believe.