Life beside the sea can be quite challenging. When the sun fades away, it gives way to high winds, raging tides, and stormy skies. Seawater and sand also tend to infiltrate all of the surroundings. All of this makes breeding, feeding, resting, and raising an offspring harder. However, specifically, this is what makes a living close to the sea much more exciting to observe.
Parenting is a strenuous and persistent task for the animal kingdom. For many birds, such as this Sooty oystercatcher, it means keeping her eggs warm and safe despite nature’s harsh elements.
For this species to thrive, the adult Sooty oystercatcher must endure all elements of nature to ensure the safety and growth of their hatchlings- as they only reproduce annually.