29 October 2013

Oystercatcher







Oystercatcher and black-headed gulls.
Töölönlahti, Helsinki, summer 2013.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.


42 comments:

  1. Oh they have their very own private island! What wonderful pictures.

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  2. Great photos. Oystercatchers are always fun to watch and photograph.

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  3. I love these birds! The color of their beak and feet is so bright.

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  4. Cool shots and sighting of the Oystercatchers!

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  5. Wonderful photos of these funny Oystercatchers!

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  6. En flott bildeserie! Både tjelden og hettemåken er nå dratt fra oss!

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  7. HI Gunilla Two friends sitting on a rock! Great shot.

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  8. First, really enjoy your new header, Gunilla--especially the house with "gingerbread" eaves. Your oystercatchers and their fellow rock dwellers seem like very peaceful birds to watch. Do you see them on a daily walk?

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    1. Thank you very much Faye! Töölönlahti is a bay in the center of Helsinki. I often walk around the bay during my lunch break in the summer.

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  9. Lovely bird shots! I like the ripples on the water too.

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  10. some lovely photos you picked up Gunilla; both lovely waterbirds

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  11. Handsome birds in such a beautiful setting!

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  12. a bird I have not seen this season. :( Great shots.

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  13. HI Gunilla... The Ostercatcher is a handsome and friendly birds since he doesn't mind sharing his rock with the gull!!

    Grace

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    1. Thank you Grammie! He was minding his own business and letting the others get on with theirs.

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  14. An island for two! :) Wonderful shots!

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  15. It is so nice that they are willing to share the rock. Pretty shots,

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  16. A lovely series of shots and I really like the rippled water in the first few!

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  17. lovely Gunilla, how much daylight do you currently have?

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    1. Thank you Dave! Today the official time from sunrise to sunset is 8 hours and 42 minutes. Tomorrow it will be 5 minutes less.

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  18. Such stunning colouration the Oystercatchers have!

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  19. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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