Photo of the Week – March 4, 2015
Taken: June 04, 2010
The American Oystercatcher can be found along the Atlantic Coast from New England south to South Carolina.
This is an American Oystercatcher. There is only one species common in North America. It lives along the Atlantic coast from New England south to the Carolinas. It uses its knife-like bill to pry open shellfish such as mussels or to pry limpets from rocks.
This photo was taken at Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey, not far from the Barnegat Lighthouse.
Photograph © 2010 Jeff Richmond
Photo of the Week – American Oystercatcher.