Did you happen to notice the silver federal band on the bird’s right leg? This would be very difficult to read, even with binoculars or a scope, but thankfully this individual has a special color band on its left leg.
The yellow band has black characters on it that say “38” and are separated by a dot with the “38” repeating for better visibility. The American Oystercatcher Working Group website has a photo gallery list of bands that are used on the species in different states, and as you can see Massachusetts is a match.
RTPI Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
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