Re: foraging Pied Oystercatchers

Subject: Re: foraging Pied Oystercatchers
From: Eric Hocking <>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 1998 08:40:25 +1000
One of the oddest sensations I had when I took a weekend of a business trip
in Aberdeen and visited the Scottish Highlands, was finding Pied
Oystercatchers in the mountain streams and fields.  These were invariably
joined by gulls.

Also a comment of mine made a few weekend birdwatcher's heads turn when I
called them Pied Oystercatchers.   They only have the one type in the UK, I
got a similar reaction after someone spotted siad, "A Kingfisher!" and I
asked, "what type?".

An experience like that makes you appreciate what you've got back home even

Eric Hocking
"A closed mouth gathers no feet"
==   Melbourne, Australia   ==

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