A few summers ago, photographer Gregg Thompson followed a Black Oystercatcher family near the Tsawwassen Ferry dock outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. The young (usually 2 or 3) are born ready to go. They are able to leave the nest as soon as their down dries after hatching. Look at the way they change as they grow!
All photos are © Gregg Thompson and may not be used without permission.
Check out this story about Black Oystercatchers, Oystercatcher's World.