24 Jul 2008

Oyster Catcher

I have never seen this behaviour exhibited in my photograph depicting an Oyster Catcher swimming, have any other birders witnessed this happening?
Taken at Leysdown


  1. This behaviour is nothing unusual for waders. I've observed swimming Oystercatchers before at Sandwich Restharrow Scrape and have seen various other wader species swim over the years.

  2. Hi Gerald
    Thanks for your comment, I have seen other waders swimming in the past, not that many though, but never an Oyster Catcher, I also suspect that a few of what I have seen have been on tippy-toes.
    Kind regards