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Piers and Lin du Pré are the owners of the Fleming 55 Play d'eau, based in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350.

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Oyster Catchers

To our delight, the Oyster Catchers we’ve always known at Beaucette, are still resident.

These beautiful birds with their long, bright red beaks, red rimmed eyes and pink legs, hammer around the marina in small groups at terrific speed with rapidly flapping wings, seemingly making as much noise as they possibly can with their loud whistling calls, acting just like angry teenagers.

The Oyster Catcher is a large, stocky, black and white bird, and contrary to its name it eat cockles and mussels by prising them open with its tough beak.

We just love watching and listening to them. The RSPB has a good recording of their call.

The pics I took were with a 300mm lens so please forgive the poor quality!

Piers
from the Saloon of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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An Oyster Catcher – master of all he surveys
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Let’s see now, what can we do next?
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