Saturday, December 19, 2009

American Oystercatcher





Click on photo for a larger image. If you click on this first photo you can see two Terns in the background.



The American Oystercatcher is a cool looking bird. I like to say it has a beak like a carrot. I've been able to see these birds many times at Cape May and Chincoteague on the beach and laying around the dunes. On my previous post about my visit to Avalon, NJ we saw a flock of American Oystercatchers. Probably the largest group of Oystercatchers I have ever seen.




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Thanks for stopping by to see my Oystercatcher.

29 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I went to Cornell Labs to see the face of this bird. It is handsome. I had not seen one before.

Paz said...

Very cool. I've seen or heard about this bird before. Until now. Thanks to you. ;-)

Paz

Dianne said...

the beak does look like a carrot :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

It's beak does look like a carrot. I didn't notice until I read what you wrote and went for another look. That's a cool looking bird.

April said...

Wonderful bird and wonderful habitat!

NicoleB said...

He IS one cool birdie. That beak is awesome :D!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a neat bird.I would love to see one,but I guess here on the prairies that is unlikely.
Blessings,Ruth

Bob Bushell said...

That is a nice set of Oysercatchers. Thanks.

Elaine said...

What an interesting bird, and he does have a carrot beak. I've never seen one of these so I'm glad you shared.

Tabib said...

Yes, beautiful and cool looking bird.

jabblog said...

'Beak like a carrot' - I love it! If ever I see one of these (unlikely in UK) I shall recognise it immediately and laugh!

magiceye said...

brilliant captures!

mick said...

Interesting birds and very nice photo captures. But what kind of Terns are they??

Kelly said...

...I've yet to see an Oystercatcher. I'd love to see one with that carrot nose of theirs. Lovely photos...

Johnny Nutcase said...

great bird and photos! and such personalities those guys have too! :)

Larry said...

Nice captures of the Oystercatchers Eileen. That would be a lifer for me.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

The American Oystercatchers are indeed a cool bird, Eileen! It would have been a lifer for me, too!

NatureFootstep said...

they looks nice with their red beaks. They are supposed to cime here as well, but I have not seen them yet.

Wishing you a merry christmas. :)

Wren said...

I love oystercatchers. No matter how many I've seen, I never made the carrot connection. That's perfect.

Ann said...

These oyster catchers haven't discovered a warm place called Auckland New Zealand. LOL

I often go to Walker Park by my school and see these birds.

Merry Christmas.

Magnus said...

Great bird photos.

/Magnus @Photo By Manka

Carolyn Ford said...

Amazing bird...I don't believe I have seen this bird before. And, the big sure does look like a carrot. Great captures!

Denise said...

I have never seen an American Oyster Catcher before. These are really neat photos and I love your header.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Very good post! This is one I haven't seen in person yet.

Lavender Cottage said...

What an interesting bird - and the beak does look like a carrot!

storyteller said...

Kewl bird ... one I've never seen or heard of before so thanks for sharing ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

eden said...

My first time to see this kind of bird. Thanks for sharing. Great Captures.

ellen said...

Cute, Nice entry. Mine is up!

Müge Tekil said...

Yes, it's beak really looks like a carrot :-) A beautiful bird I've never seen.

Have a delightful Sunday!