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I saw a couple of Oystercatchers this past Sunday near the end of the jetty at Barnegat Lighthouse. They were walking on the beach, finding shellfish to eat, not minding people approaching to take their pictures. One was banded with “T2” clearly visible.

A pair of Oystercatchers.

Oystercatcher T2 inspecting mussels.

Oystercatcher T2 had pierced through a partially opened mussel and was carrying it around.

Oystercatcher and mussel.

The other Oystercatcher walked right by some mussels without touching them.