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Pied Oyster Catchers - Coromandel New Zealand

By VincentChristopher
Took our morning drive along the west side of the Firth of Thames and came across a flock of oyster catchers on the shore at high tide- suspect that they were awaiting the tide to go out and collect their next meal....the flock had divided into two groups , left & right, but as I approached they moved a bit like sheep so going in the opposite direction.
Thought process - " I need a sheep dog " enter Janet my more than better half...she moved on the shore line towards them and they in turn moved in the opposite direction towards me...snap ....or more like rapid gun fire I took my shot of these marching troops on the shore
Hope you like

Tags: New zealand Oystercatchers Landscape travel Landscape and travel Shore birds

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Great image, nice capture of so many all at once
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2019 10:16AM
A very effective shot, Vince, with the repeated orange of their bills at the same angle.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2019 10:18AM
Such wonderful birds Vince. Love the eyes and coloured beaks.
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2019 12:07PM
Wonderful to get so close without them flying off (I've tried!) - maybe I should take Janet with me next time.
24 Feb 2019 6:55PM
Superb group capture of these beauties, Vince.
Great write up, too. Smile
DaveNewbury 4 5 3 England
24 Feb 2019 11:50PM
Lovely capture Vince.
prabhusinha 14 5 5 India
25 Feb 2019 2:29PM
A lovely image. Look like they are holding a conference
26 Feb 2019 12:40AM
Love to see one grab and open an oyster , wonder if they poop pearls ? Great teamwork and shot Vince
Cheers Walt
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2019 6:00PM
Very beautiful ....Excellent image...
Isabel GrinGrin
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
8 May 2019 8:31AM
They are very lovely Vincent. Their colored beaks is very nice and do the picture.

Arne Smile

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