The Oyster Catcher – Preen For a Day
While riding by Barley Field cove (just before the Big Club) I sighted this Oyster Catcher. Very happy to remark that these years on Fishers Island there are indeed more of these beautiful wading shorebirds documented especially during breeding pair season!
Considered a threatened species with critical shore habitat-Oyster Catchers possess site fidelity-returning to the same locale annually. PLEASE consider even one surviving chick within nesting season a miracle.
*PLEASE be mindful on coastal and beach treks, step lightly and leash dogs during these spring months.
– A Snippet from The Field by Justine Kibbe May 12, 2018