ALAMEDA SHORELINE - COOL BIRDS
By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
ALAMEDA SHORELINE - COOL BIRDS ALAMEDA SHORELINE - COOL BIRDS Today as I walked along the Alameda Shoreline with the Alameda Walks group I spotted two cool looking birds. At least I think they are cool and maybe you will too after you see them. The Black Oystercatcher's most distinguishing characteristic is its orange-red bill. You can spot the oystercatcher it a mile away because of its bill. The bill serves a purposed. It is flattened and can wedge between rocks to pry mollusk shells open. They also use the bill to siphon worms and crabs out of the sand. Black Oystercatchers reside on the Pacific Coast rocky shores from Alaska to Baja California. BLACK OYSTERCATCHER ON THE ALAMEDA ROCKY SHORELINE The other cool bird I saw today was the Black Turnstone. They are in the...