Sunday night after church we watched a pair of American Oystercatchers flying frantically over Stony Brook harbor, desperately trying to divert seagulls from their nest and eggs. The Oystercatcher is a large waterfowl, the size of a chicken. They zoomed overhead, repeatedly dive-bombing the seagulls on the rocky shore.
Other witnesses to the drama: an egret, mergansers, plenty of seagulls, a variety of ducks, and a three-foot long bluefish.
We left before the drama ended.