Wednesday 26 October 2022

Wild Bird Wednesday 535 - Sooty Oystercatcher

These Sooty Oystercatchers (Haematopus fuliginosus) landed on the beach at Walkerville, wandered about for a brief while and then took off again.  They were never in great light - but I kind of like what I was able to do with them in the breaking waves.

Anyway, I normally see this species in more rocky coastlines, so maybe that's where they were going when they left.

Oystercatchers of any kind are some of my favourite birds, I could watch them for ages.








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8 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    I can watch wading birds of all sorts for as long as time permits - there is somehow always that lingering thought that at anytime they might become comic characters... YAM xx

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  2. They are very striking birds, Stewart

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  3. I started printing out what Cloudia just said! Striking birds indeed! They came out of their rocky habitat just for your photo shoot.

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  4. Hello Stewart Your shots look pretty sharp to me, and of a lovely bird. The Sooty Oyster Catcher is a great looking bird.

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  5. Mine are sooty too this week - but yours are sootier! Great pics!

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  6. Très belle série Stewart. Je me souviens bien de la joie éprouvée en rencontrant ces oiseaux de rivage. Ils sont spéciaux.
    À bientôt

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  7. Right place at the right time, still great shots even though the light wasn't helpful

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