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Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)
The oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) is well known as a coastal species, and is easily recognized by virtue of its large size and combination of black and white plumage, long, bright orange-red bill and pink legs. In flight there is a prominent white wing-bar, and during winter a white 'chin-strap' develops. The sexes are similar in appearance, although males often have relatively shorter, thicker bills. Juveniles have brownish-black upperparts, grey legs, and a dark tip to the bill. Calls include a loud 'pic-pic-pic', and a high 'peep'

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21 comments - The latest ones
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Fabulous action capture Bram.
2 years ago.
Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo
excellent!!
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Admirable Bram as a glider
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Prachtig genomen!
2 years ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Superb in flight capture Bram. Love the light on the wing feathers.
2 years ago.
Mαɾʝα Cσσɾs
Mαɾʝα Cσσɾs
Beautiful bird..... great catch!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
an enormous beak ... ;-)
2 years ago.
chris
chris
eine feine Flugstudie
2 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Great bird in flight image Bram.
2 years ago.
Pierre Pomerleau
Pierre Pomerleau
Never seen one in flight !
Thanks for sharing !
2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Fabulous capture!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Fraaie actie-foto.
2 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Nice capture Bram. We have just come back from Scotland and the beach in Stranraer was full of these attractive birds. I have never seen so many in one place
2 years ago.
Chris10
Chris10
Wat een genot om ook eens een vogel te zien Bram, en nog wel in vlucht! Super mooi.

Groet, Christien.
2 years ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Great action capture Bram,
2 years ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Brilliant timing and framing. Awe-inspiring detail. A fave for me, Bram.
2 years ago.
Rol/photo
Rol/photo
WAOUHHHhhhh belle maîtrise ....!
2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Wow, great flight shot! All sharp and well enough exposed for detail both in the light and the dark parts of the little fellow!
2 years ago.
Mariano B
Mariano B
Muy linda tu captura Bram. Mis saludos
2 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Bedankt voor de leuke reacties.
Thanks for the nice comments.
Vielen Dank für die netten Kommentare.
Merci pour les commentaires sympathiques.
Gracias por los comentarios agradables.
Groet / Greeting / Grüß / Salutation / Saludo, Bram.
2 years ago.