Can You Spot the Ringer?
On October 2, 2018, a young black skimmer was seen hanging out with American oystercatchers on the beach at Breezy Point, Queens. The little bird seemed to be just trying to fit in. The video and photos show the oystercatchers on October 2 and 9.
Staten Island Oystercatchers
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!