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Oystercatcher, Finally

One of those birds that I have been trying to photograph for a long time. So….. finally !

American Oystercatcher - Click To Enlarge
American Oystercatcher – Click To Enlarge

The colors on their beaks are just so vivid, and their eyes really bright. A bit weird actually.

American Oystercatcher - Click To Enlarge
American Oystercatcher – Click To Enlarge
American Oystercatcher - Click To Enlarge
American Oystercatcher – Click To Enlarge

At the time I did not realize why I was able to shoot them so easily. Well, it was the first time I have ever seen a true oyster bed also.

 

Fishing Boats Tied For The Night

I found myself returning to the pier to photograph the fishing boats several times. It’s fairly small, with 3¬†distinct piers that allow for easy access.

Fishing Boats Tied For The Night - Click To Enlarge
Fishing Boats Tied For The Night – Click To Enlarge
Fishing Boats Tied For The Night - Click To Enlarge
Fishing Boats Tied For The Night – Click To Enlarge

Depending on the time of day, and which pier we walked, the light and boats each took on a different feel.

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Fishing Boats Tied For The Night – Click To Enlarge

Getting out to the boats requires a short walk along a boardwalk, running through a marsh. The biggest problem getting out to piers is getting side tracked by all the birds. Egrets, herons, and all types of rails are here. Oh yeah, pelicans too.

Brown Pelican Group Hug

Actually, somewhere under that pile is a poor Cormorant. He surfaced with a fish. Then all hell broke lose.

Brown Pelican Group Hug - Click To Enlarge
Brown Pelican Group Hug – Click To Enlarge

I really only saw the first Pelican dive down. There might have been a small school of fish.

Brown Pelican Group Hug - Click To Enlarge
Brown Pelican Group Hug – Click To Enlarge

If not the Cormorant was being mugged. Either way this group was suddenly there, wings flapping, bills snapping.

Egret Making An Exit

While on a pier shooting fishing boats at sunset I found a Great Egret. He was sitting down at the far end under an overhang. A person started to get a little too close, invaded his space really, so he was gone in a flash.

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Egret Making An Exit – Click To Enlarge
Egret Making An Exit - Click To Enlarge
Egret Making An Exit – Click To Enlarge

My position was perfect to shoot him from the first move off the pier to the final moment when he slipped off over the marsh.

Egret Making An Exit - Click To Enlarge
Egret Making An Exit – Click To Enlarge

Most of the time I am left looking at a ‘bird butt’ so I appreciate this series all the more.