Among rocks

These are just rocks, right? We heard the birds in the rocks before we saw them: black oystercatchers. They make a wonderful  queep call and we stopped to look for them right away. They are very quick searching the rocks. This is taken with a zoom lens and I didn’t want to go closer and disturb them.

5 thoughts on “Among rocks

  1. shoreacres says:

    If it weren’t for their beaks (bills? maybe — and what is the difference? something more to explore) they’d surely be hard to see in the middle of all that. And don’t I admire your rocks. Our beaches are quite different: no cliffs, no rocks, no nice sand. We have lots of birds, though, so there’s that.

    • drkottaway says:

      They were hard to see! I took four shots and in most of them their heads were down and you can’t see the bright beaks! If they weren’t doing that amazing call we would have missed them….

    • drkottaway says:

      And what do your beaches have if not cliffs, rocks or sand? …. grass and mud?

      • shoreacres says:

        We have sand, but it’s very coarse: often made of ground-up seashells, since the slope is very gradual and the waters shallow pretty far out. And it’s not pretty because we have so many rivers — the Brazos, the San Bernard, the Colorado, the Neches, the Trinity — carrying lots of silt into the water. When there’s lots of rain, it’s fascinating to see the streams of mud flowing into the blue waters of the Gulf.

        Farther south, below Corpus, the beaches are more typically pretty, with nice sand. There’s a reason the kids head to South Padre for Spring Break!

      • drkottaway says:

        We have areas with sand and the rocks in this picture and then the clay slide that was slippery as heck to try to walk around. And the sand is a mix, coarse and fine.

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