Blue Crab Special
Yesterday afternoon we were watching a few white ibis fishing in the salt marsh (along with our resident grumpy spoonbill, but more on that later) and were very surprised to see this ibis snag a large blue crab. White ibis generally feed on small fish, eels and various marine crustaceans such as little crabs.
This ibis was not at all intimidated by the size of it’s catch, it proceeded to systematically dismantle the crab by snapping off it’s legs one by one. Once the legs are gone the ibis will shake and crunch the remaining portion of the unfortunate crab, and then dine on the yummy insides. After reducing the large crab to a compact piece, the ibis decided to walk over to a more secluded area of the marsh as his friends had begun to pay too much attention to the action!