T2: He’s A Boy. No Pics, But It Happened.

T2 is Barnegat Light's most famous Oystercatcher, and possibly LBI's most photographed bird. You can even Google him. He is that world famous.
T2 is Barnegat Light’s most famous Oystercatcher, and possibly LBI’s most photographed bird. You can even Google him. He is that world famous.
You've probably walked by him 100 times and had no idea you were in the presence of AMOY greatness.
You’ve probably walked by him 100 times and had no idea you were in the presence of AMOY greatness.
His awesome name, "T2" comes from the flashy bling on his legs.
T2’s awesome name, “T2”, comes from the flashy bling on his legs. It sticks because of the Schwarzenegger reference.
Despite having being Barnegat Light's main resident Oystercatcher for several years, T2  has never nested successfully.
Sadly, despite having been Barnegat Light’s main resident Oystercatcher for several years, T2 has never nested successfully and produced itty-bitty T3s, T4s and so on.
But this season he has himself quite a lady. Check her out. She's a dish.
But this season he has himself quite a lady. Check her out. She’s a dish. Get ready for T3 everybody. This is T2’s season.

While Readings From The Northside does indeed have a strict POIDH (Pics Or It Didn’t Happen) rule, due to the important & earth shattering nature of the information, we’ll break it.  T2 is a boy. Despite having been our neighbor for so many years, no one actually knew what sex T2 was for sure.  Today, I’m sure. I saw T2 hop on top of his sweet lady and get busy. And luckily, Amazingly Awesome Allison from the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey saw it too.

For those that need proof, rest assured, I’ll be trying get that shot for weeks to come.

Good luck T2. This is your season.

Bonus Barnegat Light Shot: Osprey, comin' in hot!
Bonus Barnegat Light Shot: Osprey, comin’ in hot!