Thursday 23 February 2012

Thursday 23 February

The oystercatchers are back!
Every year at about this time, they move back up the rivers from their winter homes at the coast. They usually move at night in large crowds, so we are very aware that they are here - the last 2 early mornings have been filled with their piping calls.
This area was one of the first places that oystercatchers started to move inland for the summer, instead of staying at estuaries and coasts. Their long bills are just as useful for probing soft fields and grass as they are for estuary mud.
It's certainly cheery to see their clolours at this time of year.

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