The future of the oyster-catcher
is not as threatened but they are nothing like as common as they used to be.
However, why this bird is called an oyster-catcher
, heaven knows for the last thing it is likely to eat is oysters.
Nothing demonstrates that better than the constant nervous flitting and piping of oyster-catchers
. No marine environment seems quite complete without their neurotic piping and restless movement.
nesting in a tarpaulin stretched over a winch on a Northumbrian Water-owned barge, moored 300 yards offshore at Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland.
The existing visitor centre at RSPB Sandwell Valley will be extended and improved, and the increased access via the green bridge park would allow many more people to get up close to the wild bird spectacle found there such as lapwings, goosanders and oyster-catchers
, as well as learning more about them.
Wire netting has been installed to stop the oyster-catchers
running across the roof at Hazlehead Crematorium in Aberdeen during funeral ceremonies.
are now massing on Britain's coasts.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) claim the creatures prey on eggs and are jeopardising the populations of birds such as lapwings and oyster-catchers
After 18 years as a painter and decorator, Mr Gittins was able to turn his hobby into a career when Liverpool University made him a field technician working with oyster-catchers
Mr Gittins turned his hobby into a career when Liverpool University made him a field technician working with oyster-catchers
These, together with oyster-catchers
, winter on nearby estuaries and sea-shores but especially during this spell of remarkably mild weather, are encouraged to move inland for the breeding season.
The platform is big enough for four to six breeding pairs, and could also attract oyster-catchers