American Oystercatcher feeding a juvenile - Nickerson Beach, Long Island
Adult American Oystercatcher teaching a juvenile how to search for food:
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:
Which image do you prefer?
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