The Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus) is a close relation of last weeks Pied Oystercatcher, and its also I bird I have a lot of time for!
Often found on rocky coasts, this bird was on a sandy beach at Wilsons Promontory. If the truth be told the beaches at the Prom are a reliable site for these birds, even if the book say they favour rocky areas! I may be being unfair to conventional wisdom here, as there are large areas of rocks at the ends of most beaches at the Prom.
I really like the reflections in these pictures.
You can see that this bird has been banded / ringed and given another plastic ID ring. Science in action!
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