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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.

8 Comments

  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!

    Sylvia

  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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