Down on the coast they stand out amongst the other birds due to their black and white plumage and almost day glow orange bills. Always nice to see, but sometimes their call can get on your wick after a while. It's pretty monotonous, and loud.
Nice pink legs.
Happy to mingle here with the Redshanks and a Dunlin.
A nice bold white wing stripe.
I like the oyster catchers. Their colours make a pleasant change from the usual brown waders.ReplyDelete
Your photos are great! I have yet to see an oyster catcher and look forward to that day.ReplyDelete
Are you sure you haven't been to Knott End Adam? Your pictures could just as well have been taken there, so identical is the shore. I know what you mean about the Oyks constant calling, especially in the breeding season.ReplyDelete
Beautiful birds. I like the little bird Oystercatcher.ReplyDelete
Pretty birds. Awesome shots.ReplyDelete
Beautiful birds!Gorgeous photos Adam!!Excellent shots!!ReplyDelete
Brilliant Oystercatcher images Adam.ReplyDelete
Great birds and beautiful photos.ReplyDelete
Lovely shots you have here of this oystercatcher! I just recently saw some of these for the very first time on a birding trip that I went on. Enjoyed your photos!ReplyDelete
Great action shots of nature's treasures ~ Wonderful! ~ thanks for visiting also ~ Happy Weekend ~ReplyDelete
artmusedog and carol
That's a pretty bird. Nice shots, especially the last one.ReplyDelete
The Oystercatchers are cool birds, I love to see them at the shore. Wonderful photos! Thank you for linking up to my Saturday's Critter party. Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures of a beautiful bird. We have them here in norway to, and here they are called "tjeld" :)ReplyDelete
Incredible captures. I have not seen those varieties here.ReplyDelete
The last one is a winner.
der Austernfischer..toll wenn man bedenkt wie scheu die sind.ReplyDelete
in Dänemark habe ich ihn auch erlebt :D
Danke für die schönen Bilder
LG vom katerchen
Lucky you!!!! I see them on the shoreline, and like watching them. But, I've never had the opportunity to catch them in flight on the camera! Wonderful.ReplyDelete
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'
Adam, these shots are great...what an awesome bird!!! ...:)JPReplyDelete
I love to see oyster catchers, they are interesting to watch on the sand. Lovely photos.ReplyDelete
I think they're a very photogenic shore-bird and I really like the one in flight too AdamReplyDelete
What a interesting and beautiful bird! Great shots!ReplyDelete
I've always enjoyed seeing these birds in the wild. I don't get to see them often but when I do, I take long looks. Nice captures.ReplyDelete
They are beautiful birds. Nice flight shots.ReplyDelete
Nice shots Adam, I always enjoy watching them, we have a pair on our patch at the mo, there use to be lots bred on the roofs of the industrial estate, but not at the moment.ReplyDelete
All the best Gordon.
Fantastic captures Adam...ReplyDelete
A great series. Love the in flight captures.ReplyDelete
You certainly have an abundance of shorebirds. Love the a oystercatcher.ReplyDelete
I love their bright beak and stand out eye.ReplyDelete
Lovely series of shots and I especially like the last one of flight over the water - nice capture!
Your cover shot reminds me of a Where's Waldo page. :) Great shot!