American Oystercatcher

Posted by Jakejacoby on Fri May 19, 2023 8:19 am

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Yesteday, I checked on an Oystercatcher nest on the beach at Fort DeSoto State Park, Florida.  My lucky day as 3 chicks hatched while I sat there and watched.  Wish I could have been closer but Audubon has the site roped off and you have to stay a long way away (but I'm sure that it is a good thing).
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by Carol Clarke on Fri May 19, 2023 12:30 pm
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A nice find and a lovely view of this little family, Jake!

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by david fletcher on Fri May 19, 2023 12:45 pm
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Marvellous stroke of luck with the chicks, Jake. Love it!
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by Karl Egressy on Fri May 19, 2023 5:33 pm
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Beautiful family portrait.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat May 20, 2023 6:38 am
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They rope off nesting areas here, too, but the Oystercatchers are the most likely to take the chicks to the shore to feed them there.
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by gregc on Sat May 20, 2023 6:56 am
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Sweet view of the family. Has some strong halos in the JPEG, sure they could be eliminated.

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