Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

January 29, 2011

Four Oystercatchers

Filed under: Birds,Not West,Reflections — paul @ 6:58 am
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!


    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — January 29, 2011 @ 9:39 am

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

    Comment by Gemma @ Greyscale — January 29, 2011 @ 10:52 am

  3. Oystercatchers, catching oyster crackers?

    Comment by tilden — January 29, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

  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!

    Comment by pat — January 29, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

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

    Comment by Sunny — January 29, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

  6. Fort occupés et sévères ! Amusants !

    Comment by Gine — January 29, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

  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.

    Comment by Lachezar — January 30, 2011 @ 8:55 am

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

    Comment by 'Tsuki — January 31, 2011 @ 3:48 am

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