Family Shelling Outing  

It's usually some unusual bird that is highlighted on this page. But for a change, here's just the common ole    American Oystercatcher in a scene from Nickerson Beach in Nassau County.  A parent showing a youngster how to find food in the surf shows us that there's more to birds than a place on a list. The title? I know some people who look for shells as a hobby. My guess is that it's not quite so touching a scene when they find one.