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Four Oystercatchers

Four Oystercatchers

Four Oystercatchers

The tide is rising, and soon the birds will have to move. These are variable oystercatchers (Haematopus unicolor), a species occurring in New Zealand only. In the background the Ngunguru sandspit.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.


  1. Ah, they look so “business like”! Guess you need to be when it’s all about eating! Fantastic capture, Paul! Love those red beaks! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  2. A serene shot! Love the regimented line up creating an interesting reflection!

  3. Oystercatchers, catching oyster crackers?

  4. I’ve looked at almost all the photos in the “weekend relections” today and I think this one if my favorite. The grouping of the birds is great. their personality is amazing… Very nice!

  5. Wonderful picture…brings a smile to my face.
    ☼ Sunny

  6. Fort occupés et sévères ! Amusants !

  7. Great capture of the birds in a beautiful setting Paul!
    I love these guys, and it is so difficult to get close to them. I was even attacked by one with small chicks.

  8. Stunning, those birds with their amazing red beak…

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