Oystercatchers

When I was taking the picture (back in January at Broadstrand, near Courtmacsherry), I thought these birds were Black-headed Gulls (I know I know, so unlearned  in these matters I am).  Thanks to a great little nature book we have (and Wikipedia) I learned that these are in fact Oystercatchers – sounds a bit more exotic than the poor old Gulls I thought they were don’t you think?

Larger version on Flickr here.

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