Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Ringstone Edge

'Continental' cormorant, P carbo sinensis. The rear edge of the bare skin drops vertically from the gape. So the angle of the edge of the bare skin at the gape is obtuse - ie more than 90 degrees.

Common sandpiper.


David Sutcliffe said...

Interesting Pete. Has the Common Sand got a fish as can only see it in the phone.

Peter Smith said...

I've seen it enlarged, and I'd say it's a small frog being held by its right front leg.

David Sutcliffe said...

Yes, just seen it on the computer, Pete. make a good meal for a Common Sand !