Oystercatchers Grow Up

American oystercatcher with chick (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

16 July 2021

Though American oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) breed on barrier beaches and shelly islands on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, few of us get to see it. The birds want peace and quiet far from humans when they raise a family.

@GetToKnowNature brings us this video of oystercatchers growing up, thanks to her long lens.

(photo from Wikimedia Commons, video from @GetToKnowNature)

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