Saturday, 12 May 2018

May 2018 Oyster catcher noisely looking after young

A few years back these birds were rarely seen in Gloucestershire.  They are now a regular feature at Slimbridge WWT.  I think they are a great feisty bird, full of character.  They are noisy and aggressive when protecting their young.  They call to them to lead them away from any danger and immediately chase off any ariel predator.

Protective parent
Chicks doing well
This pair had two chicks they were feeding and protecting.
They are beautiful birds and full of character!

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