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Black Oystercatcher - Passage Island, BC | by Michael W Klotz - The Bird
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Black Oystercatcher - Passage Island, BC

During a boating trip in search of a Wandering Tatler, a very relaxed oystercatcher caught my eye. The contrast of the black on the gray granite was more than I could pass up. These distinctly colored waders are common here on the shores of Vancouver sliding their bill into the muscles and clams like a shucking knife and taking out the good parts. There are 12 different species of Oystercatchers around the world with the Black Oystercatcher being the only one found on the west coast of Canada. This particular bird was on the west side of Passage Island in Howe Sound.


Michael W Klotz 2020 -

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Uploaded on December 1, 2020