Oystercatchers at the Beach

I just returned from Hilton Head Island.  Wonderful beaches and great weather.  I had the opportunity to explore the saltwater flats while there.  Here are a couple of my favorite birds that I saw.  Oystercatchers are small birds but very interesting to watch as they walk on the beach.


Here is the same Oystercatcher but this time with it's 2 chicks.  The chicks are 2 days old.