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Keeping a Watchful Eye

You need to look very closely to see what this mother Black Oystercatcher is keeping a watchful eye over her small chick, which blends in very well.

 

This is the first Black Oystercatcher chick that I have seen, and I couldn’t believe how incredibly well they blended in with the rocks around them.  What also cracked me up about them, is how long their legs are and big their feet are in comparison to their body size, it’s like they are all legs.

 

This image was taken on our Gwaii Haanas trip where we had the opportunity to photograph a variety of shore birds, sea birds, and Bald Eagles.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: July 7, 2019
Location: Gwaii Haanas National Park, British Columbia

Camera: Canon 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 560mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 1000
Exposure: 1/1250

About this Image

You need to look very closely to see what this mother Black Oystercatcher is keeping a watchful eye over her small chick, which blends in very well.

 

This is the first Black Oystercatcher chick that I have seen, and I couldn’t believe how incredibly well they blended in with the rocks around them.  What also cracked me up about them, is how long their legs are and big their feet are in comparison to their body size, it’s like they are all legs.

 

This image was taken on our Gwaii Haanas trip where we had the opportunity to photograph a variety of shore birds, sea birds, and Bald Eagles.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: July 7, 2019
Location: Gwaii Haanas National Park, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 560mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 1000
Exposure: 1/1250