Risto's Best Bird Pics

Waders

African Black Oystercatcher

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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).


Oystercatcher

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The Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus, meriharakka)

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Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland


The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima, haahka) and The Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus, meriharakka)

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Look like paired?  Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus, meriharakka)


Ruff (Philomachus pugnax, Suokukko)

Laajalahti, Espoo, Finland.


Ruff (philomachus pugnax)

This lonely ruff was watching the hide  house in Oanmäki bird basin.

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Eurasian curlew (numenius arquata)

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.

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