Red-eye navy

Catcher of the day

Catcher of the day

Sand crib

Sand crib

A fair number of American oystercatchers (Haematopus palliates) were nesting, resting, feeding, and frolicking at different points out on Sandy Hook last month.

Looking almost unreal with carrot-like bills and tangerine eyes, they stood out in the crowd of less adorned shorebirds.

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2 Responses to Red-eye navy

  1. Laura says:

    I like shore birds. The carrot nose is so unique and cute.

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