Cape Town, South Africa.
The African Black Oystercatcher is native to the coasts of South Africa and Namibia and it sometimes occurs as a vagrant in Angola and Mozambique. Its breeding range extends from Lüderitz, Namibia to Mazeppa Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa. There are estimated to be between 5,000 and 6,000 individual birds in total. (Wikipedia).
Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland
The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima, haahka) and The Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus, meriharakka)
Look like paired? Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.
Laajalahti, Espoo, Finland.
This lonely ruff was watching the hide house in Oanmäki bird basin.
There were many other birds than black grouses on the swamp like gulls and lapwings. For me in the hide a curlew made a nice presentation against the rising sun.