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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

The oystercatcher is a large, stocky, black and white wading bird. It has a long, orange-red bill and reddish-pink legs. In flight, it shows a wide white wing-stripe, a black tail, and a white rump that extends as a 'V' between the wings. Because it eats cockles, the population is vulnerable if cockle beds are overexploited. Breeds on almost all UK coasts; over the last 50 years, more birds have started breeding inland. Most UK birds spend the winter on the coast; where they are joined on the east coast by birds from Norway. (RSPB)





44 comments:

  1. hij staat er weer prachtig op en met een heerlijke uitleg.

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  2. Gorgeous images once again. I truly enjoy my visits here to your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. beautiful bird, amazing bill !
    many waterdrops in the grass !!
    great images Bob

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  4. Bob, einen Austernfischer habe ich in Natura noch nie gesehen.
    Tolle Aufnahmen. Und Miles David - ein Hochgenuss.
    Einen lieben Gruß schickt dir
    Irmi

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  5. Bellas y nítidas fotografías de una ave que siempre esperé ver en los charcos de la marea baja, pero que aquí aparece en un prado verde salpicado de rocío. Un abrazo,

    Fine and clear pictures of a bird that I always hoped to see in low tide pools, but here appears in a green meadow dotted with dew. A hug,

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  6. Great photos of Oystercatcher.
    Very well photographed, compliment Bob.
    Regards, Irma

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  7. Unas imágenes con gran nitidez. Por cierto, la música muy buena. Un saludo.

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  8. Ja też lubię małże, a on mi podjada :)))
    I also like clams and snacking on me :)))

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  9. BOB bonsoir
    encore un oiseau avec un bec extraordinaire bravo

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  10. Bella ave nos muestras, Bob, la documentación que aportas nos ayuda a conocerla mejor.

    Saludos.

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  11. Great images of the Oystercatcher, we have one at our reserve in Northants, it has returned every year (id tags on legs confirms it's the same bird) for the last three years on February 18th which I find fascinating.

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    1. The rings and tags, they are great. Thanks Douglas.

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  12. Beautiful captures, they are cool birds! I love their carrot shaped bills!

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  13. Dank je wel voor de uitleg en heerlijk om te zien deze mooie vogels lieve groetjes Danielle

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  14. Bob, nice captures! We get these guys on the coast, but I haven't managed to see one, yet!

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  15. Hi Bob!!!. Great shots of this beautiful oystercatcher.. Congrats and kind regards..

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  16. I'm sure he can catch oysters

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  17. what a great coloured bill this bird has.


    peter

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  18. Beautiful captures Bob!!!Lovely bird!!!I realy like the waterdrops in the grass !!!!
    Dimi...

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  19. I have seen ours poking along the shorelines in Florida...maybe further north as well. They are interesting birgs.

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  20. They look like they'd be a lot of fun to watch. Your images are wonderful.

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    1. Yes, they are fun to watch Hilary.

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  21. a striking waterbird with that reddish beak and great photos Bob.

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  22. Well captured... bird with dew drops...

    thanks

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    1. The dew drops are fantastic Krishna.

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  23. Cracking set of Oystercatcher photos Bob...nice one!

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  24. Hello Bob, you are very nice and i like it!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Beautiful pictures of the oystercatcher Bob.

    Groetjes Tinie

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  26. Un bien grand bec pour cet oiseau : pratique pour la pêche ! Très belles photos .

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  27. Hi Bob!
    Fantastic shots of the Oystercatcher, I love your Razor bill too!
    These are birds I don't get to see where I live!
    Brilliant, keep well!

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  28. Hi Bob Great shot once again and I loved the Dew surrounding the birds. Wonderful. Margaret

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