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

May 23, 2014

Oystercatchers

Filed under: Birds,Sky,Titirangi — Tags: — paul @ 7:11 am
Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Last Tuesday afternoon near full tide. A good sized flock of oystercatchers were roosting on the sandbank by Titirangi Beach. Suddenly, on no apparent signal, they lifted off, flying out into Paturoa Bay, turning a few circles, and settling down again. Beautiful.

As the tide came further in, their patch of sand got smaller and smaller, and the march to the shore began.

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Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

4 Comments

  1. Beautiful flock captures

    Comment by Jim — May 23, 2014 @ 6:18 pm

  2. What a lovely sight!

    Comment by ladyfi — May 23, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

  3. Never seen Oystercatchers, beautiful patterns !

    Comment by Lisa Hermanson — May 24, 2014 @ 10:35 am

  4. Great shots – interesting to see at least two species of oystercathers in the shots.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    Comment by Stewart Monckton — May 25, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

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