O – Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatchers, to be exact, and the first ones I’d ever seen at Birch Bay. I took my brother birdwatching at Semiahmoo and otherwise meandering along country roads in the northern part of our state yesterday for his birthday. It was a perfect day!

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About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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4 Responses to O – Oystercatchers

  1. winneyb says:

    Cool, and especially because you see these mystery birds and you know what they are!

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    • I had my brother the walking encyclopedia with me, but we also looked them up in our Sibley’s bird book, which is an excellent resource. Because of their big orange beaks, these guys were pretty easy to find in the book, too.

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  2. dave says:

    lucky for you i still have sharp enough eyes to’ve noticed these beauties while we were driving by, in addition to being a walking wiki 😉 btw, wiki is one of my street names here n now. THANKS for such an AWESOME bday present!

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