Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Local Patch Watching

I've been out recently, looking for signs of spring on my local patch. It's a little slow at the moment, but things are starting to pick up. Just this evening I came across a pair of Oystercatcher for the second time in just a couple of weeks. I hope they nest and raise some young as previous pairs have done in the last few years.



11 comments:

  1. Great serie, this bird (no= tjeld) tells us in Norway that it is springtime...

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  2. Beautiful birds! The orange really stands out in contrast to the black/white plumage.

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  3. The Oystercatchers are another one of my favorite birds. Great shots! Enjoy your week and happy April!

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  4. HI Love the Oystercatcher. No other wader like it in colour.

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  5. Tes, those two look like they are at it Adam. In similar stages around here but no eggs yet. It's been a bit cold for both Lapwings and Oystercatchers to lay eggs as yet.

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  6. Great shots of the oystercatchers. They're beautiful.

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  7. Adam, I have a pair (sometimes 2) that return to my very inland patch in East Cheshire to breed. They sit in with the Lapwings on the cultivated fields or the local Golf Course. Mine are back and very active, great bird and a post that I can really appreciate, cheers
    Dave

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  8. I love these birds .... I hope they nest too. (Although in that last picture, it looks like the one (female?) has had enough for the time being!

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  9. Nice photos of the Oystercatchers.

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  10. It's all in your point of view, isn't it? You say spring is slow. We still have a foot os snow on the ground!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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