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While photographing the pair of Ospreys sharing a meal, I kept hearing a loud “wheep” every few seconds. The source of the noise was an Oystercatcher, a large shore bird I had not seen up to this point.

Oystercatcher at EBF

Oystercatcher whistling its “wheep” sound.

Here are more images of the companion bird to the above. Maybe they were a couple.

Oystercatcher searching for shell fish.

Oystercatcher searching for shell fish, like oysters or clams.


Oystercatcher wondering about the guy with a tripod.