oystercatcher


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oystercatcher

any shore bird of the genus Haematopus and family Haematopodidae, having a black or black-and-white plumage and a long stout laterally compressed red bill
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They are being used more and more for re-sightings in the field: an Oystercatcher photographed in January at Foryd Bay sporting a Darvic ring was reported to have been ringed last summer as a chick on the roof of Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen
Other key sites in Wales include Carmarthen Bay and the Burry Inlet, which between them have internationally important numbers of six species - common scoter, sanderling, pintail, oystercatcher, knot and black-tailed godwit.
With OysterCatcher, we can capture this information, process it and remotely fine tune the small cell to cope with any changes.
Held at the Oystercatcher Hungry Horse pub on Terra Nova Way, there was also an auction with prizes including a signed golf club from Jack Nicklaus, a signed boot from Cristiano Ronaldo and signed pictures from David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Leigh Halfpenny.
As one swallow doesn't make a summer, one oystercatcher, alas, doesn't make a run of springers.
In order to protect this nest, the female oystercatcher has collected fragments of limpet shells and seaweed, which she has randomly arranged around the nest.
If we lose this species, it will be the first extinction of a European bird since the Canary Islands oystercatcher in 1981," he said.
But this oystercatcher was miraculously saved from death when it was found lying among reeds by children on Belfast's Bog Meadows.
Birds like the oystercatcher are more used to wading through mud to hunt for prey - its long, orange bill is developed to sense the movement of shellfish and crustaeceans hidden beneath the surface.
BRITAIN'S concrete coastal defences are destroying beaches and coastal wetlands, a vital habitat for species including the oystercatcher and plaice, wildlife campaigners said today.
Recent wet weather has not deterred beachnesting birds from beginning their nesting season at Cape Henlopen State Park with this years first piping plover nest found late last week on the Point, along with an American oystercatcher nest also discovered there.