Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY- O IS FOR OYSTERCATCHERS


Oystercatchers are a common site at this time of year on the island. Getting close to photograph them isn't easy though. They tend to be on the move all the time on the ground, mainly along the beach, or the harbour in large groups. Occasionally, the odd one may break from the group and be so engrossed in the the pursuit of food you can snap them. I thought I would take my chance with the fliers above. Even got a patchy blue sky. That's the clearest it's been this year. I took this yesterday. Today the weather is atrocious, as in "great weather for ducks."

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39 comments:

babooshka said...

I will get around to your ABC'S today, but it might be later rather than earlier. Bit of a busy day.

Thanks for dropping by for today, and for all the other comments on my previous posts a big thank you. As a newcommer to to blogging, you have all made me feel very welcome.

Liz said...

That's a wonderful mid-air photo. WE see oystercatchers on the local golf course, dipping into the soil.

Dragonstar said...

That's a beautiful photo! Brilliant! To get an overhead picture like that is wonderful.

No birds ever co-operate with me - well, except for the occasional robin! I have to resort to very sneaky behaviour. Plants, on the other hand, keep still (unless the wind blows, but it wouldn't do that, would it?)

RuneE said...

A very nice catch - and thank you for the information about a bird that I do not think is exists around here.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have never seen this bird before so it was not only a sight to see but an education as well. Thanks for a neat post.

Gordon said...

Even before I read your text, I thought how difficult it is to photograph birds in flight; a Great photo!

Dina said...

Lovely wings in the sky. What a good name--oystercatchers. Thanks for teaching me a new word and a new bird.

Tanya said...

You did a great job on this! Interesting to learn about the oyster catchers!

Ida said...

GREAT photo!!! :)))

Ida

Miss_Yves said...

Great shot !Beautiful sky and movement!
You really like all kinds of birds !
Miss Yves

Lake Lady said...

Beautful shot! It is difficult to get good shots of busy creatures who fly....great catch. Thanks for stopping by my blogs, too.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

OH wow.... I'm loving this shot... it's such a peaceful looking photo of the birds... very nice!!

imac said...

Nice O post.

Please fly over to visit my O.Post.

Rambling Round said...

Great catch of these birds!

ellen b said...

Love the name of those birds and you captured them beautifully in the sky! Have a wonderful day...

Blue said...

That's a cool shot.

Weather is likewise here today.
But Blue is less blue, dispite lack of Blue skies - TY for asking!

Judy said...

Great shot.

quintarantino said...

I wonder how did you manage to catch them so well flying!
A fantastic shot.

mrsnesbitt said...

Blue sky??? Ohhhhhhhhhh ofcourse, getting ready for our visit! LOL! It is grey here and raining!

John said...

Great catch of these Oystercatchers! Happy wednesday.

Maria V said...

very pretty against the violent sky

Neva said...

Not like a dream cathcer is it???to funny.
Neva1
Neva2

Suburbia said...

Beautiful shot of the oyster catchers.

Knoxville Girl said...

Oh! Your ornithological observation is obviously outstanding! I hope to learn to photograph birds in flight as wonderflully as you do.

davie said...

Shore birds are the best. Very nice.

Jackie said...

That's a fantastic shot - birds are never as accommodating for me!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Fantastic shot! Wonderful O! I realy love this photo:)

Sorry I'm late with my comment. Have fun:)

Destitute Rebel said...

This is a beautiful capture, amazing shot.

MammyT said...

Great job, catching these guys in flight.
Nancy

Diana said...

I've never heard of those birds before --cool

R&J said...

Intresting birds. But I still can't forget your landing seagull...

Katney said...

An interesting name for the bird. I assume that it describes its diet.

Olivier said...

superbe photo, ce vol des oiseaux. j'aime beaucoup.

superb photo, the flight of birds. I like a lot.

Professor said...

This is a great photo catch for you! Wonderful!

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent photo of the birds! Louis will gladly give them his share of the oysters....

vero said...

Beautiful blue sky.

raf said...

Beautiful shot of the Oystercatchers.
Did not know that one. I'm familiar with many seabirds of the northern climes, so had to check the bird book. Thanks for sharing.

Marcos Santos said...

You succeeded in capturing in detail.
Great picture!

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo. We have to drive about 400 miles to see Oyster-catchers.
They are a great bird.

I did a post recently on the American Oyster-catcher (Haemateopus palliatus). See link.

http://tinyurl.com/5t468s

I have added you to my "Check it Out - Favorites" Blog roll.

Troy

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