Oyster Catchers

I arrived at Nickerson Beach in time to watch the sunrise. Although it was 5:38am, it was very warm, and the bugs were out in droves. Nevertheless, I walked up and down the coast until I found the little family of Oyster Catchers. It appeared that the adult was teaching the juvenile how to fish. Juveniles are easy to identify because their beaks don't yet have the brilliant orange coloration. It was a peaceful morning, and I watched them quietly through the viewfinder. A while later they flew away, so I used my Zoom H2 field recorder to capture the sounds of the ocean. Camera details are below.

Canon 400mm at f5.6, 1/1250, ISO 400

Canon 400mm at f5.6, 1/1250, ISO 400


Canon 400mm at f5.6, 1/1250, ISO 400
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