Oystercatchers with Mussel
American Oystercatchers insert their long blade-like bills into mussels and other bivalves, severing the powerful adductor muscles before the shells can close.
Flying is Fun
I've noticed that American Oystercatchers always look happy when flying.
Two American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) stand in tandem on a seaweed covered beach rock.
Side By Side
Two American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) fly alongside each other.
Two Oystercatchers feeding at low tide in a salt marsh. First time I've photographed an Oystercatcher.