Pied Oyster Catcher

This pied oyster catcher was busy feeding on shellfish when I worried him by getting too close.

He flew off the sand bar at Point Walter in high dudgeon.

Please ignore the human pollution which is just out of focus!

pied oyster catcher

2 Responses

  1. We have Pied Oyster Catchers on Fraser Island, my favourite place on the planet.

    I just love the way pippies sometimes snap shut on the bird’s beak and are then easily lifted out of the wet sand.

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  2. Mike, Pippies? Are they a shellfish? I would love to visit Fraser island one day. I have my tent and swag ready :)

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