Sanderling eating fish

I saw this Sanderling eating a fish that had died and washed up to shore due to red tide. Seagrove Beach, FL (October 2018). We had to leave the next morning due to an incoming hurricane.

Canon 7D2, 400mm f4 DO IS II, 1.4x TC III
ISO 400, f6.3, 1/2500s, hand held

Any comments appreciated.

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Sweet shot!
Nice behaviour, fine detail and perfect framing.
very well-done!

Great behavior photo! I wish I had this kind of luck with Sanderlings, I can never get clear photos of them, haha. Lovely detail!

Yum, fish for breakfast. Excellent light and pose. Great job on the detail and depth of field. Nice behavior.

Allen, excellent image detail and exposure. I must say I’ve never seen a Sanderling with scavenging behavior like this.

Nice shot, Allen. Excellent behavior and detail in the Sanderling. The background is really cool. Was there a breaking wave back there?

@Dennis_Plank, yes I think it looks like a breaking wave back there. Thanks for the comment.