Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Oystercatcher.

One species of wader that I don't very often see in my land-locked county of Surrey; although they do regularly turn up on various reservoir sites in the spring; is the [Eurasian] Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus).
So when I spotted a pair on the roof of a hide overlooking the River Arun that also houses the Sand Martin nests at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Arundel during a visit last month it was an opportunity to grab a few shots for the album.



Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

16 comments:

  1. A treat to see these guys. Beautiful images to add to your bird album.

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  2. They look like a Heinz 57 shorebird. (mix of many others)

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  3. Awesome shots of the Oystercatcher! They are cool birds and treat to see!

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  4. Great photos and very interesting to see these birds and compare them with the ones I often see around here.

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  5. Great looking birds Frank and fabulous pictures.

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  6. Fantastic shots of the Oystercatcher.

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  7. This is my favourite bird Frank and very well captured. Is that mud on the face of one of them?

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  8. Love the perspective of the images. Oystercatchers are one of my favorite birds.

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  9. Superb images Frank,love the eye detail.
    Brilliant.
    John.

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  10. Love the oystercatchers sitting in the flowers! Great shots, all!

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  11. Beautiful shots, Frank! Love the red eye.

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  12. Wonderful! Lovely shots. We have (American) oystercatchers in Florida, USA, but I haven't seen one yet…they're easier to see further north I believe.

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  13. Great series of this beautiful bird!
    have a nice weekend!
    Greetings,
    Maria

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  14. Beautiful photos one of the birds looks like he should wash his face.

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