13 Cannibalism in the cold
During the very cold spell this
winter, which started on Boxing Day 2008,
in the Dutch Rhine-Meuse delta began to perish after ten days of
the lowest recorded temperature of -22C in the SE of the
country. As expected
Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus were the first
waders to die.
January a very hungry Oystercatcher was
found while eating a frozen member
it's own species.
Starved Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus eating from the same species
11012009 262 Stellendam, The Netherlands
18 Nov 2021