Nesting Black Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatchers















Black Oystercatcher















Black Oystercatcher















Black Oystercatcher















Black Oystercatcher















Black Oystercatcher















Black Oystercatcher















Black Oystercatchers















Black Oystercatcher















Black Oystercatchers















Black Oystercatchers















Black Oystercatchers

















I've been watching this nesting pair of Black Oystercatchers in the Kukutali Preserve for almost a month now.  Today (7/4/2016) was the first day both birds were off the nest.  Does this mean the chicks have hatched?

I Am the Gull Whisperer

Glaucous-winged and Western Gulls















Glaucous-winged and Western Gulls















Glaucous-winged and Western Gulls

















I believe one is a Glaucous-winged Gull and the other a Western Gull or a Glaucous-winged x Western hybrid.