American Oystercatcher feeding a juvenile - Nickerson Beach, Long Island


Adult American Oystercatcher teaching a juvenile how to search for food: 

American Oystercatchers, NY

American Oystercatchers, NY

I photographed this adult, with its young at the Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York, USA. As the ocean water was slowly receding, it created a very nice foreground for this image.  

Here is a closer look at the action:

Close-up of an adult American Oystercatcher feeding a juvenile bird

Close-up of an adult American Oystercatcher feeding a juvenile bird

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