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American Oystercatcher

Haematopus palliatus


A large shorebird with black head, large red bill and brown back with white belly.


Coastal shoreline


The one and only Oystercatcher that I saw my morning on the coast. So much fun to watch this beautiful bird forage. I didn't spend long with this bird. I have a photography rule that if a bird is eating, I leave them alone. Once this Oystercatcher found his prize, I left him to eat in peace.

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EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thanks Ashley! He was a lot of fun to watch. Really cool bird!

AshleyT 8 years ago

Awesome shots! Love these guys

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Spotted on Jan 12, 2016
Submitted on Jan 17, 2016

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