oyster catchers

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This pair of Sooty Oystercatchers can often be seen clambering around the rocks looking for food at Serenity Beach over the hill from where I live, they are quite solitary and like to keep their distance. The bright pink legs are a direct contrast to the black bodies and in addition to the red beak they have a bright red eye-ring. They also have long bladelike bills perfect for opening molluscs.

9 thoughts on “oyster catchers

    2ndhalfolife said:
    May 17, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Thanks for the visit!

    New Hampshire Garden Solutions said:
    May 2, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I’m just amazed by how colorful everything is there.

    kiwiskan said:
    April 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I love these birds. We have them here as well – slightly different in colour but just as endearing

      margosnotebook responded:
      May 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      for some reason their pink legs remind me of elderly english men ‘sunbaking’ at the sea 😀

        kiwiskan said:
        May 3, 2013 at 4:46 am

        The legs are orange here so I would hope English gentlemen would not be sunbaked to that colour 🙂

        margosnotebook responded:
        May 5, 2013 at 8:36 am

        funny 😀

    jehanzebkh said:
    April 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Reblogged this on My Blog.

      margosnotebook responded:
      May 2, 2013 at 8:51 am

      thanks! glad you can appreciate them 😀

    Patricia said:
    April 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    You have very interesting birds where you live.

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