American Oystercatcher
Haematopus palliatus

f9 @ 1/4000s, ISO:1600, Nikon D3S w 500mm and 1.7X tele-extender


"American Oystercatcher," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The American Oystercatcher has distinctive black and white plumage and a long, bright orange beak. The head and breast are black and the back, wings and tail greyish-black. The underparts are white, as are feathers on the inner part of the wing which become visible during flight. The irises are yellow and the eyes have orange orbital rings. The legs are pink. Adults are about 19 inches (480 mm) in length.
Bourne's Pond, Falmouth, Massachusetts
 
03/18/2014