Black Oystercatchers are year round residents of the Mendonoma Coast. They are quite noisy - Jackie Gai dubbed them "chattery" - and fun to watch. Look for them along our rocky shores. Cece Case recently photographed one wading in a tide pool. You can't miss this shorebird's distinctive red-orange bill! Its legs are yellow as is its eyes. The rest of this bird is pure ebony. Thanks to Cece for allowing me to share her photo with you here.