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Pied Oystercatcher

Haematopus longirostris

Description:

Three oystercatchers watching the receding tide carefully for snacks.
The silver gulls typically were watching the oystercatchers for incidental morsels.

Habitat:

On a partially rocky ocean foreshore in far east Victoria with an outgoing tide.
National Park

Notes:

The 3 seemed to work as an organised unit as they progressed along the shore-break.

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6 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner a year ago

Only just caught up with this Mark. A great image, I can almost hear the surf!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Thanks Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

That's a great photo. Well done, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

It's a smile bringer for me too.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

I love this shot :-)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a year ago

Lovely.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.60, Long: 149.73

Spotted on Jun 15, 2017
Submitted on Jun 15, 2017

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