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Sooty Oystercatcher

Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 42005)
Photographed bySteve Mantle on Tue 18th Aug, 2020 and uploaded on Sat 22nd Aug, 2020 .
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ID42005
CommentI was having a late lunch at the beach and spotted this SO searching for its own lunch on the rocks during the incoming tide. I hadn't gone specifically to take photos but as I had the camera on hand I walked to a convenient rock that gave me some cover (and something to rest the gear on) and sat there for what turned into a most productive 3/4 of an hour or so until I realised that I was about to be trapped by the tide myself. It was interesting to see the effort and positioning required for the bird to remove the limpet from the rock; they certainly don't come off easily! I positioned the bird off middle slightly to the right so the waves on the far right remain in the frame.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark IV TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011
LocationPort Macquarie, New South Wales
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult
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