Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday 135 - Pied Oystercatcher

As I was getting the images ready for this post it struck me as rather remarkable that I have managed to string together 135 consecutive weeks of Wild Bird Wednesdays!

So, I'm going to cut myself some slack this week and just post some pictures of one of my favourite birds - The Pied Oystercatcher from my recent trip to Tasmania.  No taxonomy.  No attempts at artful phrases.  Just pictures and a hope that you will continue to join in.  SM








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40 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hi Stewart, the Oystercatcher is one of my favorite birds. So I am always happy to see them, thanks for sharing and hosting.. Have a happy week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

very cool birds. and thanks, always, for hosting!

Findlay Wilde said...

I am really glad that you have shared pictures of the Pied Oystercatcher, it's such a cool looking bird.

Carletta said...

Such lovely coloring. I always think of them as being in black and white formalwear. :) Their bright beaks and feet make them stand out even more.
Thanks for always being the gracious host!

Frank said...

Super series of images Stewart.

I saw a few of their European cousins today but unlike you never close enough for any photos.

Mary Cromer said...

We so appreciate you Stewart and as always your post is grand. Happy week~

Mama Zen said...

He's a beauty!

Adam Jones said...

I always enjoy the sight and sounds of the Oystercatcher.

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful birds, great captures Stewart.

Sharon Wagner said...

That's a lot of birds. I hope to see another 135 from Australia!

mick said...

Who needs words with beautiful birds and great photos like that?!!!

Marie said...

Nice shots, Stewart! He looks like he is slurping spaghetti! :-)

Mary Hone said...

They are great. That must be fun to watch them eating.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Handsome birds. Thanks for hosting, Stewart!

Andrea Priebe said...

A confused Pied Oystercatcher ... for that is surely not an oyster he is hanging on to for dear life. Doesn't take away from what a handsome bird he is, but maybe you should have given him a hand and helped him find a real oyster.
I have to admit I miss your pertinent comments and apropos banter, but I do agree after 135 weeks in a row, you are entitled to a bit of a break. And, not to worry, we will still be around next week and the next and the next. You will have to try harder if you want us to go away, Ha! Be well, Stewart.

Andrea @ From The Sol

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful birds! Thanks so much for hosting, Stewart.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Of course. Why wouldn't we continue to drop by. We're here for the birds/photography, after all *wink*

Brian King said...

Love theses guys with their long bills and bright eyes!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shots, Stewart. No artful phrases necessary!

Linda W. said...

Look at that beak! Nice photos.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Relax and enjoy the ride-- we all are! Nice shots of the Boystercatcher!

Derek said...

I can see why the Pied Oystercatcher is a favourite with you. You've taken some superb photos of it.

Well done for keeping Wild Bird Wednesday active for so long. I've known friends who couldn't stay married for that long!

WBW is a great meet-up. Long may it continue. Thanks for hosting.

Karen said...

Neat looking birds!

Lee said...

I do so love the oystercatchers..."Wong" birds as they're called on Fraser Island.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:)Great pictures of the Oystercatcher, I like the one with the worm.

Irma said...

Beautiful images of this Oystercatcher, Stewart.
Best regards, Irma

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Stewart I am sure we all appreciate the work you put into hosting WBW and personally I say a big THANKS. These are lovely birds and great shots of them. Have a wonderful week.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Lovin' it!!
And congrats on the over 100 WBW linking days! That's amazing.

Missy George said...

Beautiful images! Cool birds. Thanks for hosting.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the bird's colouring!

Chris Rohrer said...

I completely understand:) Beautiful shots of a cool shorebird. Congrats!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love this bird! Thank you so much for hosting.

A Quiet Corner said...

What a great bird to get pictures of, Stewart...such a dainty looking critter!...:)JP

June Caedmon said...

What an interesting bird, Stewart! Congrats on 135!

Susan (ABON) said...

I love the colors of this bird. Attractive. Thanks for sharing your wonderful shots!

Christian Perrin said...

Everybody loves Oystercatchers! These action shots are particularly appealing! Thank you for being such a consistent, dedicated host.

Ratty said...

He's a beautiful bird. I love the black and white colors, and especially those red eyes.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

They are great photos!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely oyster catcher photos. We saw them on our trip to British Columbia, Canada but we don't see them in our province of Ontario.

Hannah said...

I would not get to see these adorable colorful birds without your lovely photos. They are such characters!