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Oyster Catcher.[ [my first ]

By tonyguitar
Drove down Vancouver Island B.C. from Courtenay to Qualicum in the hope of getting brandt geese images as they indulged in the herring spawn. There was a sea shore full of gulls and I noticed two black birds in the mix. These were oyster catchers and I was thrilled. I approached slowly taking better images on the way. Amazing to me that they behaved as though they were hidden in with all the gulls. Are these birds normally tolerant of a very slow approach? What an odd bird. Odd eyes. Odd pale feet. Wonderful fun getting their detailed image. [ Brandt photos as well.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Sea birds Marine birds Oyster catcher

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7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 6:12PM
A rather unusual looking bird, however at the same time rather beautiful.

Regards Nathan Grin

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ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
9 Mar 2013 6:18PM
A great capture, we have a lot of them in Cape Town..........
tonyguitar Plus
5 61 37 Canada
9 Mar 2013 6:23PM
Thank you Nathan and Colleen. This one was a pleasure to find hidden in with the gulls. Got sea lions and brandt geese on the same visit. TG
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
9 Mar 2013 6:33PM
A super capture, Tony, patience pays off Smile Carol
8 10 10 England
9 Mar 2013 7:12PM
This is an excellent image Tony and super detail.
johnke Plus
5 223 15
9 Mar 2013 7:21PM
Wow Tony look at that gorgeous Beak and eye, magnificent...John
Well exposed.
Awesome capture Tony! love the contrast of the beautiful orange beak and eyes. Great detail.
Smile Brenda
10 Mar 2013 8:03PM
A great capture Tony I have never seen one..Lin

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