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.