Friday, 18 March 2011

Eider eating a Spider!

Not an arachnid - but a crab! This young drake Common Eider offered incredible photo opportunities as it devoured this Spider Crab by first of all eating the legs and then swallowing the body whole!















2 comments:

Eagleseagles said...

That must have been entertaining to watch!
Interesting wonder if they all do that?
Been enjoying your photos of the birds that are about in Shetland at the moment.
Some great photos from the Norway tour!
Corinna

Barty said...

Great series Hugh !