Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Oyster-chatter.


When I'm at the coast overlooking the vast expanses of tidal mudflats typical of the shoreline at low tide near the old Oyster beds on Hayling Island the distinctive calls of certain waders such as Redshank and Curlew are always simple indicator of the species far away on the distant mud even when my eyes can't distinguish who is who.  

During a recent visit the unmistakable, noisy and far carrying, shrill 'peep' or 'k-peep' call, increasing in volume as it heads in my direction heralds an overflying [Eurasian] Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) and provided an opportunity to capture some flight shots of this very distinctive black and white wader.


Constantly chattering as it flew by.

Linking to
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12 comments:

  1. Awesome captures of the Oystercatcher in flight! Well done! Enjoy your week!

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  2. One of my favourite birds during my recent visit to the UK.

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  3. Oystercatchers are such great birds! Love your images.

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  4. yes you always know when Oystercatchers asrea around

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  5. Beautiful bird. Some really nice shots!

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  6. Lovely shots of the Oystercatcher in flight! Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  7. ...these are wonderful shots, Frank! Oystercatchers are interesting. I love watching them!

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  8. Beautiful photos! Interesting bird :)

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