Friday, September 29, 2017

Black Oystercatchers

I've featured these before, but as they're one of my favourite shorebirds, and there's a number of them along
the Seawalk the last little while, these are here again. "Oystercatcher" is actually a misnomer as
they don't eat oysters, though they do have a fondness for clams.

The top bird is a juvenile, it doesn't have the full bright orbital eye ring that this adult has, and also
the beak is a duller orange.


3 comments:

  1. The colourful beak is a beautiful standout.

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  2. Hello! Just discovered your utterly charming blog. Love these shots, especially the second.

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  3. It's great to see these photos together to compare the juvenile with the adult. The differences are subtle but striking. And the beaks are interesting in both: the shell in the juvenile's and the tiny drops of water dripping from the adult's. Super shots.

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