Oystercatcher on Santiago Island on the Nest

Oystercatcher on the nest.

This is the partner of the Oystercatcher, as shown before. There is little difference in appearance, but they somehow can tell one from the other.

Oystercatchers mate for life. They can often be seen flying in pairs, low to the water or ground, as they hunt for bivalves.

I could not tell if this bird was sitting on eggs, or just testing the nest sight for adequacy. We were there fairly late in the nesting season.

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