Sunday, 24 February 2013

Oystercatcher - Haematopus Ostralegus






Date spotted: 24th Feb - 4pm
Location: Weston-Super-Mare (Knightstone Island)

Observation: A group of 8 Oystercatchers we spotted were feeding amongst the seaweed, this Oystercatcher was rummaging in the seaweed and found a shell, which it carried around in its beak for a few minutes, almost showing off what it had found! It then hid the shell in the seaweed again and carried on feeding, Weird behaviour!

Weather: Cloudy, Almost Dark + Cold
Other Species: Oystercatcher, Black-Headed Gull, Rock Pipit, Lesser-Black-Backed Gull, Herring Gull