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Old 12-06-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default A Black Oystercatcher.

They are here the year round and nest on an island close by.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:29 AM   #2
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Hey... stop playing with your subjects. Put the lipstick away and back away from the bird. Just teasing with you. Really nice photo of a bird I've only seen in photographs.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:13 PM   #3
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They say they are black birds smoking a carrot.
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Oystercatchers are wonderfully goofy looking--nature has a sense of humor. They are fairly common in the salt marshes here. Although they look funny they fly and walk much like any shore bird, and that bill does a great job of pulling things from the mudflats. It is easy to be fond of something so odd looking that it becomes almost cute.
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Ha ha ha, black birds smoking a carrot. That bird is so ugly it's cute.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:58 PM   #6
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I aways take a few pictures if they happen to be close. They really great each other when they meet.
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They never fail to bring a smile to my face.
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Another treat. These birds do not grace the shores of Lake Michigan.

Wonderful pictures Kildale.
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They look like a cartoon bird.
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They do. The first time I saw one I was driving. I burst out laughing when I saw it, and had to turn around to take another good look while pulled over to the side of the road. As soon as I got a good look, I was smitten. I have had a soft spot in my heart for the oystercatcher ever since.
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