They may not have been nesting, but this is the type of terrain American Oystercatchers make their nests, as seen from a boat on my recent excursion into Charleston Harbor.
This section of Shutes Folly, an island in Charleston harbor, is mostly shells, with a depression in the middle where some grass has managed to grow.
Their nests are difficult to spot, just a divot in the ground, which is one of the many reasons nesting grounds are closed to humans during breeding season.
Baby Pelican Cruise with Coastal Expeditions, leaving from Daniel Island on the Wando River side down to Charleston Harbor and the New Crab Bank just off Shem Creek.
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Charleston Harbor, SC
June 23, 2023