The beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina are full of ghost crabs. These small crabs dig holes in the sand and roam the beaches looking for just about anything to eat.
The beaches of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula tend to be rockier and much colder than those on the East Coast of the United States. But if you enjoy walking along the coast they provide some great opportunities to explore.
This Grackle seems to have learned a few things from the Sanderlings on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It waited for the waves to bring tiny mollusks and crustaceans into the shore and then tried to catch them before they dug into the sand. I captured this image just as the Grackle realized the wave was a little too big.