A pair of American Oystercatchers were standing on a dike between two brackish ponds, with no oysters in sight for their breakfast.
They didn’t stay long, and is sometimes the case when photographing birds in flight, they were too close to cut one out of the picture, and too far apart to make a really pleasing composition. But it is birds in flight and you can see their eyes so I went with it.
One of the birds was banded, a project of The American Oystercatcher Working Group (http://amoywg.org/).
Bulls Island is an uninhabited 5000 acre barrier island off the coast of South Carolina with multiple ecosystems including maritime forest, fresh and brackish water impoundments and salt marsh.
April 2, 2022