More Mussel
Oystercatcher 002

Speaking of feeding frenzies... when this juvenile oystercatcher first came to the centre he barely ate 2 mussels. Today he ate 30. I'm no expert, but I think he's better now... Actually the vet thinks so, too. Once he gains a few more grams, he'll be cleared for release. 




Such a fun bird to work with. Difficult to catch, but once he's caught he goes completely docile, so much so that a few times I thought I killed him. Way to keep it interesting, oystercatcher, you will be missed.