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American Oystercatcher - Fort DeSoto, FL | by mlibbe
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American Oystercatcher - Fort DeSoto, FL

04/23/2011

 

Oystercatchers are one of my favorite birds. For nearly 50 years I have been vacationing on the Gulf beaches of Pinellas county, and until a couple of years ago, I had never seen one. When I saw my first one, I was immediately taken by the long red bill and the yellow iris with the red ring around it. What a cool looking bird. Now I enjoy the opportunities I have to watch them and to photograph them. This is certainly no ordinary bird.

 

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Taken on April 23, 2011