Friday, August 24, 2018,
Friday, August 3, 2018,
This is a family unit of Oystercatchers. Here we have Mom, Dad, and little Ricky Nelson. My younger readers will have no idea of what I’m talking about, but that’s okay. Most of the time I don’t know what you’re talking about either. The young one in the center is the chick of the two adults on either side. He’s probably asking for food but I do suppose he could be singing about a Garden Party. You never know with these kids today.
Last Thursday and Friday I kayaked in Sunken Meadow State Park. There were many cool birds to check out. I found this pair of American Oystercatchers on both days. I’ve seen these birds from afar on the south shore. This was the first time I’ve seen them up close. In flight and from any distance these birds are very elegant, but when you get a good look at those eyes they start to look a bit silly. Just one man’s opinion. JK