Saturday, February 24, 2018

the bird with the orange beak

this wee bird is on a mission for something to eat.  He kept putting his beak in the sand then continued to march forward.  I never seen this bird before so I have no idea what it is.  I'm sure that somebody will know.



linking to saturday's critters

36 comments:

  1. I can't help you but SC is typing the answer already. Nice photos!

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  2. Its an oyster catcher. In dutch a scholekster and very common here so I knew that one at once.

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  3. Hi Bill.

    Nice picture

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  4. I’m sure that was fun to watch! It looks all business trying to find breakfast!
    Have a great day!

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  5. Beautiful creature. The long beak is perfect for the sand and is a great colour! Love the bird photos!

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  6. An oyster catcher - he missed the oyster restaurant off the picture to the right.

    God bless.

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  7. I had never heard of oystercatchers. Apparently they used to be called "sea pie". According to wikipedia nearly all species of oystercatchers are monogamous. How about that?!!

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  8. Hello, the Oystercatcher with it's carrot shaped beak is one of my favorite shorebirds. Great sighting and photos, Bill! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  9. Hello Bill!
    Great captures and photos of the beautiful Oystercatcher!
    Lovely birds!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Dimi...

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  10. It's amazing how much life thee must be in the sand for these birds.

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  11. Yes, Oystercatchers, we see them here too at the coastline. Their sound is very loud!

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  12. Excellent capture. We have a Black Oystercatcher out this way on the coast. Love that beak
    MB

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  13. we see a few of these gorgeous guys on the rivers around these parts.

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  14. If it was older, I said it's a bird whose beak has peaked. Sadly, it reminds me of the orange-headed monster in the White House, but this is an orange-beaked cutie in Moville's waters. No comparison.

    It's an oystercatcher? Who knew? How come I didn't know that and you didn't know that. Obviously, Bill, our education has been sorely lacking! :)

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  15. ...he looks a bit like some of the shore birds here.

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  16. A very cute little guy going about his business. I had not heard of oyster catchers before.

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  17. That's a fine looking bird! I love the bright orange beak!

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  18. Hi Bill, that's an Eurasian Oystercatcher. It visits Africa between December and March. We have the Africa Black Oystercatcher. Thanks for this interesting post. Jo

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  19. Hope his belly is full to the brim....pretty bird.

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  20. I like this red nose.
    Your previous photos are also so nice.
    Hugs

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  21. You were right to expect someone to know what that was, Bill! ;-)

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  22. A very nice bird. Enjoy your weekend.

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  23. Lovely captures. I'm glad someone knew what it was.

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  24. The orange bill really stands out in the photos. Glad we have birders blogging to help educate us.

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  25. I see that readers have identified the big-nosed bird!

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  26. Eurasian Oystercatcher - great shots and great bird to encounter.

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  27. Looks like you got lots of help with the id...so very beautiful! Great photos!

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  28. Wonderful shots! It's an oystercatcher! I've never seen one in real life either, but see them sometimes here on the blogs. Have an awesome weekend!

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  29. It is an awesome little bird. I wouldn't have been able to help with the ID, but looks like you have plenty of help. Have a wonderful week.

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  30. He's really striding out in the first shot ... I half expected him to do the splits in the next frame!

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  31. Definitely no oyster catcher birds here, I wonder if he found any?

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  32. Well isn't it a busy bird Bill.. an oystercatcher, not seen one before either, love it's long orange beak, so useful I'm sure ☺

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