Wriggly worm snatched by Plover prey!
I happened to get a peek at a semipalmated plover as he struggled to pull a worm from the sand. (Have you ever thought about how many worms must be just under our feet all the time? The idea doesn't thrill me all that much!) He almost had his lunch in hand when he dropped it . . .
And the worm immediately slivered back into the sand. Well, he tried, anyway.
But our plucky little plover snatched him back and started pulling for all he was worth.
He pulled and he pulled and he pulled until with a big slurping sound (or so I imagine) the wormed popped free.
And the brave little plover marched away with his lunch just as bold as brass - very daring when you consider all the gulls in the vicinity. As far as I know he managed to slip away and enjoy his lunch peacefully that day. Good for him!