Friday 15 June 2018

Oystercatchers on Looe island 14th June 2018.

Oystercatcher nest with eggs partly chipped by emergent young.

Had a good day on Looe island, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve in East Cornwall.

The seabirds all had either young, eggs or nests around the island with Oystercatchers in good numbers.

Some were still sitting on eggs although the fine weather had often allowed them to sit nearby and guard them from the ever present gulls.

Amazingly the Great Black-backs and the Herring Gulls were all within a few feet of the Oyks but their incredible camouflage both of the nests and the young offered some protection as these gulls all sought to feed their own growing broods.