Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

Observation - Oystercatchers - UK and Ireland. Description: Several individuals and occasional pairs seen in undergrowth around Skomer Island. One individual aggressively drove off a Lesser black-backed Gull that probably got too close to its nest near a rocky outcrop; seemed to be attacking the gull along its rea

Several individuals and occasional pairs seen in undergrowth around Skomer Island. One individual aggressively drove off a Lesser black-backed Gull that probably got too close to its nest near a rocky outcrop; seemed to be attacking the gull along its rear underside. Although we did see the characteristic longish red bill, these individuals "ducked" as the camera operated.