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Bird ID please.

Does anyone know what bird this is which was on the sea yesterday after the snowfall?
Thank you.


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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,461
    Its an oyster catcher Fran IOM.
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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,211
    Oh excellent @Ladybird4 thank you very much. I will let SIL know as he took the photo. 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,461
    Well congratulate him @Fran IOM as that is a beautiful picture! Clapping Hands Medium-Light Skin Tone on Noto Color Emoji Animated
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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,211
    I certainly will @Ladybird4. I'm sure he will he will be pleased with that. 
    Many thanks.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,829
    Well that's interesting. I don't think I ever see them in winter and I never knew they developed a white collar like that. Apparently it's a winter only pattern that juvenile and non-breeding birds have. I thought it might have been a different species but I guess I learned something today :)
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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,211
    Apparently it was taken early morning and there were three or four of them @wild edges.  I can't imagine they would have found any oysters!
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,829
    That reminds me that I was going to post a photo of an oyster...
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,461
    Oyster catchers actually eat lots of mussels. When I was observing them on Bute the shore line was littered with the blue black shells.
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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,211
    This one has got something but it certainly isn't an oyster or a mussel. Even enlarging the pic it's not clear. 


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,461
    Quite possibly a lugworm.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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