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American Oystercatcher

Haematopus palliatus

Habitat:

Because of this specialized diet, oystercatchers live only in a narrow ecological zone of saltmarshes and barrier beaches.

Notes:

Always great seeing a bird for the first time. These two Oystercatchers gave me quite the work out trying to get close enough as they foraged down a very expansive beach after first having spotted them flying in over a colony of nesting terns I was photographing. Well worth the sweat.

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2 Comments

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero a year ago

Thank you. They are impressive looking.

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt a year ago

BEAUTIFUL SERIES!!

LivanEscudero
Spotted by
LivanEscudero

Clearwater, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2019
Submitted on Jun 21, 2019

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