Nature and Wildlife Photography, mostly South Florida, mostly birds
Sunday, March 25, 2012
American Oystercatcher, #47/50
I spotted this American Oystercatcher off the Dunedin Causeway on my way back from a hike through Honeymoon Island State Park. This was my first time ever seeing an Oystercatcher and I was so excited when I saw the pair. I parked my car and got my camera together in a hurry, praying they would stay put for a little while.
As soon as I began walking along the beach area, they noticed me immediately and started walking in the opposite direction.
I was able to get a few shots - but they flew off after less than a minute. I don't like stressing out any bird just to take it's picture, but sometimes I wonder if they feel threatened when I kneel down to take their picture?