NX0367 : Oystercatchers at Wig Sands

taken 3 years ago, near to Kirkcolm, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Oystercatchers at Wig Sands
Oystercatchers at Wig Sands
The oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) is a large, stocky, black and white wading bird with a long, orange-red bill and reddish-pink legs. Oystercatchers breed on almost all UK coasts as here, at Loch Ryan.
Loch Ryan :: NX0366
Loch Ryan (Gaelic: Loch Ržoghaine) is a sea loch orientated on a north-south axis, with its mouth looking northward into the North Atlantic and Firth of Clyde and the town of Stranraer sitting on its southern shores. It is bounded by the Rhins of Galloway peninsula on its western side and the Scottish landmass in the east. The loch, which is about 8 miles long from north to south and about 3 miles wide at its widest point, acts as an important natural harbour for shipping, providing calm waters for ferries operating between Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 036 678 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.9899N 5:4.0943W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 036 679
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Oystercatchers  Seabirds  Wading Birds  Sea Loch  Loch Ryan  Shore  Sand  Wig Sands  Haematopus Ostralegus 

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