NN9539 : Oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus)

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Milton, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus)
Oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus)
This is a large, gregarious and noisy wader that gathers in great flocks to feed on shellfish, for which it has a specially adapted bill. It lays three camouflaged eggs in summer in a bare scrape on the ground.

In Gaelic folklore the Oystercatcher is known as the Gille Bride.
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NN9539, 11 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Grassland  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Bird (from Tags)
Oystercatcher 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 9515 3929 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:32.0333N 3:42.3830W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 9513 3929
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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