American Oystercatcher

Ethics for Nests and Chicks

March 9th, 2014|

I feel that as a bird photographer I need to care for my subjects every time I am in the field and that is amplified when there are young, defenseless chicks.

Long billed Birds and Preening

March 7th, 2014|

Preening in birds is essential for keeping their feathers clean, arranged correctly and for some birds it is a way to distribute oils from the uropygial gland which helps to keep the feathers clean and healthy.

American Oystercatcher Lift Off

February 20th, 2014|

One of two species of oystercatchers in North America the American Oystercatchers quickly stole my heart after I first saw them because of their colors, long bills, pink legs and their Goth-like black toenails.

Adult and juvenile American Oystercatchers feeding side by side

October 27th, 2013|

In 2008 I spent several months during the summer watching an American Oystercatcher family from the time the chicks were tiny until one of the chicks became independent.