Oyster Catchers

The strand is populated by scattered groups of birds. There are sixteen oyster catchers along the strand close to where I am sitting, each sporting a long bright red beak. I count them noting only twenty nine legs visible as another bird hoists a foot out of the water. Each of the visible legs is punctuated by a comedy red-nose kneecap.

Oyster Catchers

 

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2 Responses to Oyster Catchers

  1. Laura Hoopes says:

    I enjoy the gaudy oystercatchers at Morro Bay where I go as often as I can. A very special bird!
    thanks, Laura

  2. Louise says:

    Fantastic! I see them here too and watch them dig their beaks into the sand as waves retreat.

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