Oystercatcher hammers mussel video

While at Filey Brigg, I was lucky enough to get close to some oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus as they fed on some mussels. These particular oystercatchers were feeding by the ‘hammering’ method, which involves using their thickened beak to smash the shell of their prey to get to the edible insides. But not all oystercatcher feed…

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Hoopoe Upupa epops in Lanzarote

When visiting Lanzarote last year I was fortunate enough to see a Hoopoe, Upupa epops, on the grass lawn of a hotel in Costa Teguise. I took some photos and crept closer, then took so more and crept a bit close and so on. And it just stayed where it was feeding away. As I…

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