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Latest E. Coli reading, 07 February 2023: 389 (orange).

Watch out for baby Oystercatchers

Mother Oystercatcher with chick.
Photo by Miraz Jordan.

That area between the two ends of the north track off Reay Mackay Grove, where all the new dunes are growing, is a very special spot. Pied stilts recently produced 3 chicks there. At the moment 3 pairs of Oystercatchers are nesting, with one chick evident so far!

Update, 11 January 2023: this photo’s not quite in focus, but clearly shows there are 2 chicks now.

Adult Oystercatcher with 2 chick, on sand amongst driftwood.

This item was updated on 11 January 2023 18:07:01