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Icelandic Oystercatcher

By Scutter
Continuing the "black and white birds of Iceland" theme of my two previous uploads. This is an oystercatcher who was courting in the river that flows from the foot of the Skogafoss waterfall. This was one shot when it actually shut up! It was making a hell of a racket possibly trying to impress a female (?) who was also present but appeared to be immune to the incessant chatter!

It was so preoccupied that I could get very close to it without it being alarmed. I know its a common enough sight in the UK as well but I didn't realise they had red eyes until I took this shot!

Tags: Birds Iceland Oystercatcher Skogafoss Wildlife and nature

Voters: Ade_Osman, Alan_Baseley, Kurt42 and 14 more

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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
20 Jun 2013 9:56AM
Good to get so close.....They have them running around on the beach lawns at Weston Super Mare these days scabbing after everyones chips, strange how some wildlife can adapt and others can't....


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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
20 Jun 2013 10:19AM
Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
20 Jun 2013 12:41PM
Terrific PoV. Great image. Nicely exposed. Well captured.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 5:42PM
A super detailed capture

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