Staten Island Oystercatchers

  American oystercatchers, Wolfe's Pond, Staten Island, April 21, 2018

American oystercatchers, Wolfe's Pond, Staten Island, April 21, 2018

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Oystercatchers in Brooklyn and Queens

I've seen American oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) at Marine Park (May 30, 2017) and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (June 1, 2017). I was able to take a few photos and add a Filming the Feathers video. I didn't get to see them cracking open oyster shells, but I hope to soon!

  American oystercatcher, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, June 1, 2017

American oystercatcher, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, June 1, 2017

  American oystercatcher, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, June 1, 2017

American oystercatcher, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, June 1, 2017