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Just lazing around

By moiral
Morning all. Outside the wards in the general hospital that I work in twice a week, there are small courtyards. Gulls and the odd oystercatcher are nesting in them. Last Friday, 2 oystercatchers and a chick were all but dancing under the window, but I had no camera Sad. So on Tuesday I took my camera, the adult was lying in the sun. However the chick would not come over to our side of the yard. V2 is a shot that I got of the chick, but was at the other end, so not too good. Put it up to show the great camoflague the chicks have. Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload.

Tags: Oystercatcher Chick Wildlife and nature

Voters: andylea, accipiter, saeidNL and 25 more

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2011 7:49AM
wonderful detail brilliant colours moira two belters v1 just nicks it for me today nice one Wink

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2 Jun 2011 7:51AM
I am dead jealous - I have been trying to get a decent shot of these for years! Well done. A
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
2 Jun 2011 7:54AM
Two wonderful and lovely set of images,very well taken too,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2011 8:01AM
like them both ... and as you said wonderful camouflage in V2
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2011 8:09AM
Well spotted - love the chick in v2 - well camouflaged Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Jun 2011 8:23AM
He's keeping his beady eye on you! Well captured, Moira, and what great camouflage the baby has. Carol
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2011 8:24AM
Lovely captures Moira, nice detail and colour, V1 for me today.. Peter
2 Jun 2011 8:36AM
Well captured Moira love the baby chick..Lin
2 Jun 2011 11:23AM
Lovely and the chick is so cute. Just back from Barry Mill !Gill
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2011 3:17PM
Great detail captured in V1 Moira and good to see the little chich there
acousticmist 8 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2011 4:16PM
Two lovely shots Moira, well captured............Martin
2 Jun 2011 4:44PM
Beauties Moira and how cute is that chick.

A cracking shot Moira and even V2 has the cutie appeal! Well done! We have a pair of mallards that come to our corner of the Business Park - they expect food & water most days! Lou
9 10 10 England
2 Jun 2011 11:21PM
Nearly missed the chick - hiding in the background. Very different view of the oystercatcher and a rather nice close up. They always nseem to be miles away when I try to capture them. Always have your camera handy.WinkWink
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
3 Jun 2011 1:34AM
great set Moira, V1 is spot on for me
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
3 Jun 2011 2:20PM
Grand work.

Peagreen 7 1 1 England
5 Jun 2011 12:47PM
Two great captures, Moira. Wonderful colour and detail. It's V1 for me but I do like the chicks camouflage Smile
Take care,

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