Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Will it escape the predators

Luckily I wasn't at Leighton moss this morning where the following photos where taken, because here in Penrith it was like the monsoon season, extremely wet and warm with it, so my self and the Westies  got rather wet.  It was a good towelling down when we got back, then I did the Westies LOL.
   So pics from a resent trip to Leighton Moss, and another instance when the lens wasn't quite up to the job.

Possibly the male of the two Oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) which were ----------------------

Guarding a chick , reasonably well camouflaged.

And it looks like it wants to be fed.
But oh dear mum walks away leaving the offspring rather expose to predators.
But a persistent youngster brings her back to finds it some tit-bits
Or maybe just a lesson in how to find your own.
Either way lets hope it survives the predators.


  1. Lovely to watch their interaction, I'm sure! Very pretty birds & photos!

  2. lovely photos, so nice to see the parents looking after the youngster so well

  3. A wonderful collection of photos, thanks for sharing and greetings!

  4. Oystercatchers are such colorful birds - a nice black and white to contrast with vividly colored bill and legs!
    Hope you are having a great week!

  5. Hello, I love the oystercatchers. Great series of photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  6. So this is the oyster catcher. They are very pretty and I hope the young one will be safe. Have a happy day!

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog. Good shots of the oyster catcher though round here it would be worried about Red Kits

  8. A fantastic sequence of bird photos. The little one is very cute and hopefully won't become prey to a much bigger bird.


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