Black Oystercatchers are fun to watch.

Black Oystercatchers nest on the Mendonoma Coast. Robert Scarola recently photographed an Oystercatcher with two eggs.

Black Oystercatcher  with 2 Eggs by Robert Scarola

These eggs have hatched and fledglings have appeared. Here's a photo by Craig Tooley of fledglings.

Black Oystercatcher with three chicks by Craig Tooley

There are three chicks with this Black Oystercatcher. Can  you spot them?

These birds are quite noisy, even when flying. To hear their call, here is a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black_oystercatcher/sounds

Thanks to Robert and Craig for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is his website: www.ruffimage.com

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