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May 29, 2020 - 7:49:24 AM
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1609 posts since 4/22/2018

Do you guys have birds called oyster catchers on your side of the pond? Beautiful birds and very charismatic. What I wasn’t aware of was how much effort they go to when building their nests - what a construction smiley




May 29, 2020 - 7:54:37 AM

figmo59

USA

31325 posts since 3/5/2008

Now...
That Bird has earned ah...P.H.D. ..!

May 29, 2020 - 7:58:21 AM
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figmo59

USA

31325 posts since 3/5/2008

Hey...
When that bird is done with it..

I got ah few pot holes that need fillin... ;0)

May 29, 2020 - 8:02:51 AM

14817 posts since 12/2/2005

There are oystercatchers here in the US. I've never seen one; even though I've lived in coastal locations New England is too far north of their range.

May 29, 2020 - 8:09:50 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13899 posts since 9/27/2007

American Oystercatcher Identification, All About Birds, Cornell ...

We have them here but I've never seen a nest!

May 29, 2020 - 8:15:03 AM
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figmo59

USA

31325 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

Now...
That Bird has earned ah...P.H.D. ..!


Um...

That's ..Piled High n Deep... :0)

May 29, 2020 - 9:02:12 AM
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1609 posts since 4/22/2018

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Originally posted by bubbalouie

American Oystercatcher Identification, All About Birds, Cornell ...

We have them here but I've never seen a nest!


That's the ones Bob.  They don't nest as such here, just lay their camouflaged eggs in between some stones.  I've only ever seen one ever before and that was pebbles on a river bank.

i sincerely hope there's no road construction works scheduled..... I think I might need to email the highways agency.

May 29, 2020 - 9:32:50 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13899 posts since 9/27/2007

I picked up somebodies depiction of one at one of our local thrift stores,

May 29, 2020 - 12:40:25 PM

figmo59

USA

31325 posts since 3/5/2008

I dunno...that pile sure do look like ah dump truck pile...

Fer...Potholes... ;0)

May 29, 2020 - 1:11:05 PM
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261 posts since 4/27/2020

quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

I picked up somebodies depiction of one at one of our local thrift stores,


It looks like their depiction of the bird laid a big white depiction of bird poop on your deck.  I'd return it and get my money back.

Edited by - reubenstump on 05/29/2020 13:11:37

May 29, 2020 - 2:25:11 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2940 posts since 5/15/2011

Australia has two, closely related Oyster Catchers, the Pied and Sooty; both are endemic to the region.

http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/australian-pied-oystercatcher

http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/sooty-oystercatcher

May 29, 2020 - 4:41:18 PM
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1609 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

I dunno...that pile sure do look like ah dump truck pile...

Fer...Potholes... ;0)


Heathen!!

I've be in touch with the farmer who's pile it is and he's going to use stone from his friends and neighbours until the eggs have hatched and fledged 

May 29, 2020 - 5:25:08 PM
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430 posts since 5/29/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

Do you guys have birds called oyster catchers on your side of the pond? Beautiful birds and very charismatic. What I wasn’t aware of was how much effort they go to when building their nests - what a construction smiley

 


Powerful strong birds, oystercatchers.  Back in pre-industrial days people would train them to do all kinds of construction work.  Couldn't've built York Minster without 'em.

Edited by - howbah on 05/29/2020 17:26:56

May 29, 2020 - 7:16:35 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13899 posts since 9/27/2007

I have a drawer full of knives with the tips busted off from shucking oysters. I think they should sell shucking knives in the shape of an oyster catcher beak. They didn't get those skinny little legs from running around after oysters.

We just had a yard of beach stone delivered. 62:50 with a $50 dollar delivery charge.

May 30, 2020 - 9:42:25 AM
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figmo59

USA

31325 posts since 3/5/2008

Years ago... we had a drill parked on a job..
When we went to use it we heard a funny chirp...

Think in a bearin was seizing.. we stopped n looked..

Only to find a bird nest in the boom with babies....chirping...

They were not in any real danger..
So we went back to drillin...


The air hammer is real loud..n goes up n down past them..

We finised the day..drillin n walkin the crawler drill around the job..

The mama bird.. just kept bring in food to'em..never missin ah beat..

The next day..we loaded up the drill on a truck to move it to another town..

We showed the driver the nest of birds..told him to only go on 50 mph..

That mama bird.. followed that drill all the way to the next job..

We know cause we watch her from our truck that was behind the rig the whole way..

At the new job she just started..in on the feedin again...

N..so it went fer moe..larry..n..curly..
The 3 babies..

They all seemed no worst fer the wear..
N upon learning ta fly.. they came around me.. n.. me man... fer a free lunch..

At coffee break fer quite a while..:0)

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