Hard to Swallow
This morning from my hide- under the duvet with the sun pouring in through the window- I watched the progress along the shoreline of a single greenshank. A transient visitor it usually betrays its presence by its distinctive call when disturbed. This morning it drew my attention as it seemed to have something it was still trying to swallow as it kept throwing its head up, contorting its neck. It was simultaneously still feeding so obviously not too hindered. Any birdwatchers care to explain what might have been going on. There are many small shore-crabs so maybe it was just trying to force one down.