These black oystercatcher chicks left their beach slump nest as soon as their down had dried. They were a long time in their hard shells — close to a month and the eggs had survived being submerged by high tides.
Now, the fledglings were hanging with their parents and this would be the case for a month and a half, as they learned how to forage. If they migrate, it won’t be far and spring will likely see them back in the same area.
Where might you anticipate seeing a bird with short wader legs and toes only slightly webbed? Ah, you peeked at the picture.