SQUARES – Bright Beak


American Oystercatcher feeding for shellfish at the beach shore at Fort Desoto Park in Pinellas County, Florida near St. Petersburg.  The water was crystal clear that day.

I was going to share this on my A-Z Challenge for O, but it works well here and it is the 15th of the month. What is the significance for the 15th of the month? It is Clare’s Share Your Desktop Challenge. This is my desktop for this month. See the link below for the desktop challenge and join in. I turned it into a square for this challenge.

The American Oystercatcher is a strange looking bird to me but is one of the most recognized. With its bright orange beak and red and yellow eyes, they stand out on our beaches as they scour the sand for shellfish (clams, oysters and other saltwater molluscs) which is their exclusive diet.

Day 15 – Squares – “Bright”

Click the panel below to visit Becky’s site and the April Squares Photo Challenge with the rules:

Today is Clare’s Share Your Desktop Photo Challenge. She has now inspired me to change my desktop photo monthly. Before last month, I hadn’t changed it since September, 2019. This photo challenge happens on the 15th of each month. Check it out for yourself.

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20 responses to “SQUARES – Bright Beak”

  1. Elizabeth Avatar

    Wow, it’s red, match with the eyes!

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  2. Ju-Lyn Avatar

    What a beauty! Love its red beak & eyes – so striking!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      I think so too! Odd looking bird, but beautiful, nonetheless. 🙂

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  3. lolaWi Avatar

    bright red beak!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Sure is, isn’t it? One of my favorite photos of all time that I’ve captured. 🙂

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  4. Clare Avatar

    Oh, Lisa, what a lovely Oystercatcher. We have some here that look so similar they could be siblings 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing and joining in on the fun.

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Do you have the Black Oystercatchers there? All Oystercatchers are related because they are all from the same family called Haematopodidae. 🙂

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      1. Clare Avatar

        Well, almost. Ours are called ‘Sooty’ and ‘Pied’ but they still look similar enough 🙂

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Oh, so you have the best of two more! That is awesome! I’d have to get to where you are to see those. 🙂

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      3. Clare Avatar

        Yeah, but good things come to those who wait, and you might have to wait some time to get here.

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        You certainly got that right! 🙂

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  5. BeckyB Avatar

    superb capture of it, and love how there are so many birds for Share your Desktop this month. Great minds thinking alike

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks! It really is one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. Great minds do think alike or we are just crazy bird people. Ha! 🙂

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  6. Heart to Heart Avatar

    Bright indeed!

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  7. Jim Borden Avatar

    I think I would learn to recognize this bird!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Yes it is unique. The Black Oystercatcher along the Pacific coast from the Baja Peninsula to the islands off of Alaska. Just in case you ever get that way. They have a black body to ours with the white and black. 🙂 TMI?

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        no, I enjoy learning these tidbits about different birds 🙂

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