Friday, June 1, 2012

Amazing American Oystercatcher photos

Timothy L. Thompson provided us with yet more enthralling photos, this time focused on American Oystercatchers and their chicks at Bluff Point. The most awesome are those interacting with the Piping Plover and Least Tern, whoa! The Piping Plover is often pushed out of breeding areas in surrounding states by the American Oystercatcher, though here in Connecticut we have not faced that problem. They interact at places like Bluff Point and Milford Point, though the squabbles end relatively quickly and nesting continues for both.

Timothy adds  "I dedicate these pictures to all the hard working folks who have helped these and all our wonderful birds propagate and thrive. Enjoy!!"

Much thanks again to him!

Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.

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