Patriotic Oystercatchers

Haematopus palliatusAmerican Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) are starting to appear on the coast. Here’s a pair from the weekend.Haematopus palliatusLocal nesters, they make nests on beaches and dunes, which isn’t so good, considering beach crowds, unleashed dogs, four-wheeled vehicles (not at DHB, tho’) and other slings and arrows.

2 Responses to “Patriotic Oystercatchers”


  1. 1 Paul Lamb March 24, 2016 at 5:32 am

    What makes them patriotic?


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