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Shelling Shrimp

Male Red-winged Balckbird - The belly of the hook, Sandy Hook National Seashore,

Fort Hancock, New Jersey

 

Compared to the Great Swamp NWR there's not a whole lot of RWBs at The Hook, but there are some specialists there that have developed some great techniques for feeding a family at the Jersey Shore. This particular guy was a shrimper, and he would find small shrimp in the swallow water on the flats at the "belly" of the hook. Here he's holding one down with his foot while he eats the good parts.

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Taken on June 18, 2012