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Eurasian Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus

Notes:

Because of its large numbers and readily identified behaviour, the Oystercatcher is an important indicator species for the health of the ecosystems where it congregates. Extensive long-term studies have been carried out on its foraging behaviour, in northern Germany, in the Netherlands and particularly on the River Exe estuary in south-west England. These studies form an important part of the foundation for the modern discipline of behavioural ecology.

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5 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Lucky you :-)

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Satyen! With every picture I took, he looked as if he wanted too take of. But as you can see, at the end I was about 25 feet away from him.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Beautiful pics!

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Lovely series.

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Kaag en Braassem, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012

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