However, on Friday, Oct. 25, there was only one. It happened to be a fledgling. This was exciting because we know that no chicks fledged from the Cape Meares or Short Beach nests, which means this bird almost certainly came from the Oceanside rocks, where we have yet to find nesting BLOY, although we're rather sure they must nest there. When this fledgling left the bathing area, it flew toward those rocks.
As soon as I get one site figured out... http://lindafink.blogspot.com/2013/10/black-oystercatcher-season-finale.html ...another enigma arises.
Here is the fledgling... so timid around the gulls that he ended up taking his bath in the ocean instead of the fresh water.
Somewhere in these rocks off Oceanside (photo taken from Short Beach), this bird was hatched... Another mystery to solve in another nesting season...