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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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NDODS 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
5 362 6 Australia
9 Mar 2013 6:18PM
A great capture, we have a lot of them in Cape Town..........
tonyguitar 6 63 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 11 199 20 Greece
9 Mar 2013 6:33PM
A super capture, Tony, patience pays off Smile Carol
9 10 10 England
9 Mar 2013 7:12PM
This is an excellent image Tony and super detail.
johnke 5 223 15
9 Mar 2013 7:21PM
Wow Tony look at that gorgeous Beak and eye, magnificent...John
Well exposed.
10 Mar 2013 6:37PM
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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