Oystercatcher feeds chick plastic by Isabel Hernandez (9 images)

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A mother bird mistakes a piece of plastic balloon string for food and gives it to its baby to eat. A series of shocking images show the oystercatcher caring for its three week old chick before it picks up the plastic string and offers it to the baby.

Photographer Isabel Hernandez 'watched in disbelief' as the birds came across the piece of plastic string that washed up from the Atlantic Ocean on Bradley Beach, New Jersey. The 52-year-old from Elkton in Maryland, US, said:...
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