Monday, September 26, 2011
Let's play who's got the mussel?
This group of birds was fun to watch! When they are on the beach, and the waves are coming in, there is an almost endless supply of their food source found in mussels. They follow the waves after they come in dipping and diving their beaks deep into the sand, hunting........ Finally, one of them is successful and comes up with his prize! Too late! the others have spotted the mussel in his beak and the race is on. They scramble and chase, trying to get the tasty morsel that this bird worked so hard to snatch from the waves. I never was able to see if they remove the mussel from the shell, or swallow it whole.
Soon everyone is back to the water, dipping and plucking from the waters their hard earned prizes.
"Let's play who's got the mussel?" 10 x 10 acrylic on canvas