Both parents and both young adults were on the beach. HH was following one parent around while HJ was resting on the beach with the other parent nearby.
|HH follows the parent in begging posture.|
They were all together for a few minutes, before two birds - HJ and an adult - took off across the water towards Lazaretto Creek. HJ is a little larger and more mature than HH.
HH & one adult remained on the beach. After about 10 minutes, I saw a small group of 4 American Oystercatchers fly by the point, calling loudly. As I snapped pictures, the adult from the beach joined the group and they headed around the point towards the rock jetties.
|4 adult oystercatchers fly by, calling loudly|
|They are joined by the parent from the beach.|
Also, the metal band is on the right leg and HH & HJ have theirs on the left leg.
This leaves HH all alone on the beach. It hunkers down for awhile, then eventually makes its way back to the rope enclosure, looking a bit forlorn.
|HH waits for its family to return.|
|HJ can fly, but it still hopefully follows the adult with a stooped, begging posture.|