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Sharp tailed Sandpiper
Lens: Pentax 150-450 Camera: Pentax K1 Photo Location: Fowlers Bay South Australia ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F9 
Posted By: James also, 01-07-2020, 11:29 PM

Walking along the beach these fellows ere picking through the seaweed. There were a number of small crabs in the shallows. The only distressing thing was the number of wings on the beach. I am assuming this is due to wild cats or roaming cats from the town of Fowlers Bay.

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01-08-2020, 12:21 AM   #2
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Nice catch
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Indeed, nice catch, thanks for sharing.
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Predators are common and highly varied .

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QuoteOriginally posted by James also Quote
Walking along the beach these fellows ere picking through the seaweed. There were a number of small crabs in the shallows. The only distressing thing was the number of wings on the beach. I am assuming this is due to wild cats or roaming cats from the town of Fowlers Bay.
Good photo. Cats are known to eat eggs, but they shouldn't be fast enough to catch a bird who is on his game. Either some other predator is at work, or else cats were doing the culling that needed to happen anyway.
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The only distressing thing was the number of wings on the beach. I am assuming this is due to wild cats or roaming cats from the town of Fowlers Bay.
Very nice catch! When I was on the Oregon coast last summer I saw several dead bird carcasses and one dying. Just part of the life cycle of birds...
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Cute widdle birdie! Nice catch.
01-08-2020, 05:08 PM   #8
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Thank you for the comments on the photo

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Good photo. Cats are known to eat eggs, but they shouldn't be fast enough to catch a bird who is on his game. Either some other predator is at work, or else cats were doing the culling that needed to happen anyway.
Cats are a top of the line predator,that will and do catch anything. whether for food or sport.

Cats are an introduced Pest in Australia. They and the Fox are thought to be the reason for the disappearance/endangered status of several of the species that perhaps would have culled these birds for food. In Australia it is recommended that cats be kept inside or in a cat run. Some local municipal councils have a cat curfew. Those caught out after dark are in big strife.

I have an inner suburban back yard that I am trying to make bird and lizard friendly. Planting Native flowering Shrubs with small rock gardens and logs I have hollowed out. So cats are not my best friends.

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The bird is nicely staged.
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Those are some loooong legs! Looks like it could be a dancer.
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The bird is nicely staged.
This one made sure that I got the best side.

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Those are some loooong legs! Looks like it could be a dancer.
They move with a slow grace.
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