By Mary Dunham

American Oyster Catchers 1 Egg 2 Chicks

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S
State/Province/Region
NJ
Country
US
Nearest Area
Jersey Shore
Town
Belmar
Notes

The egg which the female is sitting on in this shot, hatched the following day.

Description

A shore birds nesting area has been set aside in beautiful Belmar, NJ. This area is protected and monitored by volunteers. Each year Least Terns, Common Terns, and Palmated Plovers nest there. This year, pair of American Oyster Catchers had nested there. In this shot, the female remains sitting on one last egg, while 2 chicks which hatched earlier in the day, nestle underneath her wing. The male watches over.

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Date Added
July 23, 2010
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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