A visit to any coastal area, at this time of year especially, will be filled with the sound of many different birds. But a couple you will no doubt hear more than any other are the sound of the Oystercatcher and the Common Redshank.
Conspicuous with its black and white colouration and bright orange bill you can't miss the Oystercatcher, and if you did, their call will make sure you pay attention to it. I find them to be great characters to observe. They're seem to be up to something all the time.
Not quite so noisy and a little duller in appearance, is the Redshank. Still, a beautiful bird and one I enjoy watching whenever I come across one. They too have a distinctive call and usually heard as they zip past you to find a new feeding spot.
Gorgeous captures especially love the ones with the reflections.ReplyDelete
I could happily put up with noisy neighbours like this. Stunning photos #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
Lovely bird photography as always!ReplyDelete
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Hello, great photos and birds. The Oystercatcher is one of my favorites and the Redshank is pretty. Have a great day!ReplyDelete
These are wonderful!ReplyDelete
The oystercatcher is always a favorite. They're very handsome birds.ReplyDelete
Great photos of the Oystercatcher and Redshank.ReplyDelete
Can imagine that there is a lot of life, great photos and birds.ReplyDelete
Ah - 2 waders I can recognise. Oystercatchers are wonderful and I love the contrast of their range beak and black and white plumage. #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
I wish we lived near the ocean, but I could get down to the Niagara River and Lake Erie... I should really...Love the birdy shots...MichelleReplyDelete
Wonderful photos of these awesome birds!ReplyDelete
the redshanks beak reminds me of the oyster catchers we used to see in the western capeReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing these terrific images of the Oystercatcher and Redshanks. The coast is really busy with birds this time of year and I hope to be there soon!ReplyDelete
Perhaps better to see it than to hear it?ReplyDelete
The Redshank is so sweet...