Say hello to these two little beauties! Oystercatchers breed nearly on all UK coastlines and are very noisy, having a distinct (loud) ‘peep-ing’ call. They specialise in eating shellfish, mainly cockles and mussels, which they open by hammering with their strong bills!
I’ve been hearing these out my bedroom window for WEEKS now and I finally managed to spot them at the estuary where I live! Have to say one of my favourite wading species! Beautiful! - 7 hours ago