A boldly patterned shorebird with red-yellow eyes and a vivid red-orange bill, American Oystercatchers survive almost exclusively on shellfish—clams, oysters, and other saltwater mollusks. Because of this specialized diet, oystercatchers live only in a narrow ecological zone of saltmarshes and barrier beaches.
They are very shy and flee whenever I get close.
2. Standing on oysters – there are lots of oyster beds behind my place.
3. As I drift past, the two mangrove seedlings come into view.