Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Variable Oystercatcher 3

The variable oystercatcher. FZ200

The game is afoot
With sharp observation
We’ll apprehend the culprit

Variable oystercatchers breed most commonly on sandy beaches, sandspits, and in dunes, but will use a wide variety of coastal habitat types, including shell banks, rocky shorelines, and less often gravel beaches. They forage in all these areas and also on inter-tidal mud-flats in estuaries, and on rock platforms. Variable oystercatchers are not usually seen far from the coast, but will forage in paddocks, and occasionally nest a short distance inland, usually on mown or grazed grassy areas or bare ground. A very few nest around lakes or a short distance up braided rivers. ~ Bernard

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