Re: foraging Pied Oystercatchers

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Subject: Re: foraging Pied Oystercatchers
From: "Alan Stuart" <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 1998 18:08:52 +1000
I've seen this feeding behaviour by Pied Oystercatcher - on an oval 50-100m
from the water's edge near Swansea (south of Newcastle) a year or so ago. 
There had been heavy rain for quite a while before, and the oval had many
puddles of surface water.

Alan Stuart

> From: Davis <>
> To: 
> Subject: foraging Pied Oystercatchers
> Date: Saturday, 27 June 1998 22:51
> Hi all.
> Just thought I'd report an interesting sighting that occurred on Friday
> 19th June 1998 at Matilda Bay in Western Australia. I saw some black and
> white birds foraging around a litter bin, high up on the grass (approx.
> m from the Swan River) at Matilda Bay near the University of Western
> Australia. I realised upon close inspection that the birds were actually
> Pied Oystercatchers. I was astonished and was able to get very close to
> them (wish I had a camera!). I normally associate this species with
> on mudflats and beaches and thought this observation rather unusual. Has
> anybody else documented such behaviour?
> Cheers,
> Robert Davis

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