Oystercatcher chick video


Wildlife Extra writes about this video from England:

May 2011. Oystercatchers are a bird success story right now. 12 years ago they didn’t breed anywhere in Gloucestershire, but wow there are 10 breeding pairs at WWT Slimbridge. WWT have provided them with shingle islands on the wetlands, ideal habitat for breeding, and they return each year to breed. As they are ground-nesting birds, the water protects them from predators.

Oystercatchers are one of our bird success stories. They are highly adaptable feeders who are just at home in the fields as they are probing around for worms on the River Severn. They have spread south as numbers have increased. They are very smart birds and appear to be willing to nest closer to man as a protection against other predators. This all goes against the grain for wading birds, which are overall in decline, and are generally very cautious of people.

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