An Oystercatcher That’s Been Caught

Friday, September 22, 2023,

This Oystercatcher has a problem. He’s got a Mussel attached to one of his toes. Years ago, I would see Oystercatchers dining on Mussels on the north shore. This seems like some sort of delayed Karma. I was only able to observe him for about a half hour, and in that time, he made two short, low flights. Obviously, he cannot migrate with this sort of baggage. I don’t know how this ends. My hope is that the Mussel will eventually loosen its grip on this unlucky fellow.  JK