28 December 2011

Pied Oystercatcher

Back again, at Shingle Splitters Point, only ten minutes from home.  Having such tranquil scenery within  a short drive, is something special.

One morning visit last week, filled my quota for this World Bird Wednesday post, with a pair of wader birds first seen resting, out on the narrowing point.


...the Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris.








doesn't look to be any unopened oysters left here

but maybe?  How clever, shucking an oyster with your beak


More reading on the Pied Oystercatcher can be found on this fact-sheet link on Birds in Backyards.

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18 comments:

Giga said...

Kolor oczu prawie taki sam jak dzioba :-). Miło było oglądać Twoje obserwacje ptaków. Pozdrawiam.

Eye color almost the same as the bill :-). It was nice to see your observations of birds. Yours.

Debbie said...

what cuties with their stricking orange bills and beautiful white feathers!!

we have oyster catchers here but i have never been able to get close to them!!

TexWisGirl said...

totally cool looking birds! great shots, carole!

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting of the oystercatchers. Your photos are wonderful! I wish you a very happy New Year!

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the oystercatchers!

Jeanne said...

How awesome are the photos of these interesting birds, and what a lucky person to be so close to this spot! I'm Jealous.....

mick said...

Great photos. I photographed Pied Oystercatchers this week also and nearly used them for my post - maybe next week!

guild-rez said...

I am truly enjoying your bird pictures. We don't have oystercatcher birds in Ontario, Canada. But have seen some Black Oystercatcher,
(Haematopus bachman) during my visits in British Columbia. Very interesting birds!!
Happy New Year,
Gisela.

heyBJK said...

Those are great, Carole! I really like those long bills and the bright eyes. You did a wonderful job!

NicoleB said...

Those are just past coolness! wow!

joo said...

Superb series! I like the three last photos most:)

holdingmoments said...

Lovely birds Carole.
Just like the ones we have here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the oystercatchers! We see them on the Pacific Coast here (we spend summers in Oregon).

Gary said...

They are incredible!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat said...

That looks like a beautiful place! I love the red eyes of the Oystercatchers.

Andrew said...

Beautiful birds to see.. and your images are fantasic.

Springman said...

All that and then the in-flight kicker. Excellent. What a preposterous bird!
Happy New Year!

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely post showing their behavior. I wonder what advantage that orange is like mallard ducks with their orange feet..thank you for stopping by...Michelle