Avian drama

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.

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