These oystercatchers were scavenging the beach at Rhyl as the tide came in. These rather large waders, with a sharp piercing cry, are quite common in the UK.

oystercatcher 1oystercatcher 2

As we progressed along the beach trying to get closer, the oystercatchers moved at a similar rate to keep their distance, all the while apparently undistracted from their foraging task.

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