Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Friday, 21 February 2014

Oystercatcher - Colwyn Bay

One of the more colourful wading birds I enjoy seeing is the Oystercatcher. I am also lucky enough to see them on my own patch in Woodford, where they have bred in recent years.
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.

27 comments:

  1. I like the oyster catchers. Their colours make a pleasant change from the usual brown waders.

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  2. Your photos are great! I have yet to see an oyster catcher and look forward to that day.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Beautiful birds. I like the little bird Oystercatcher.

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  5. Pretty birds. Awesome shots.
    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2014/02/a-bug-with-long-antennae.html

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  6. Beautiful birds!Gorgeous photos Adam!!Excellent shots!!
    Dimi...

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  7. Brilliant Oystercatcher images Adam.

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  8. 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!

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  9. Great action shots of nature's treasures ~ Wonderful! ~ thanks for visiting also ~ Happy Weekend ~

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  10. That's a pretty bird. Nice shots, especially the last one.

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  11. 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!

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  12. Lovely pictures of a beautiful bird. We have them here in norway to, and here they are called "tjeld" :)

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  13. Incredible captures. I have not seen those varieties here.
    The last one is a winner.

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  14. der Austernfischer..toll wenn man bedenkt wie scheu die sind.
    in Dänemark habe ich ihn auch erlebt :D
    Danke für die schönen Bilder
    LG vom katerchen

    http://katerchen.designblog.de

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  15. 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.

    Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'
    and
    Hootin' Anni's

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  16. Adam, these shots are great...what an awesome bird!!! ...:)JP

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  17. I love to see oyster catchers, they are interesting to watch on the sand. Lovely photos.

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  18. I think they're a very photogenic shore-bird and I really like the one in flight too Adam

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  19. What a interesting and beautiful bird! Great shots!

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  20. 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.

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  21. They are beautiful birds. Nice flight shots.

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  22. 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.
    All the best Gordon.

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  23. A great series. Love the in flight captures.

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  24. You certainly have an abundance of shorebirds. Love the a oystercatcher.

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  25. I love their bright beak and stand out eye.
    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!

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