Unmistakable with their black and white markings, incredibly long legs and noisy calls
A closer look at the banks of the Riberia Odeleite
As to whether or not you can be confident about wader identification
Most waders are difficult to identify in the winter months but not the Oystercatcher.
Invariably they are joined by Egrets when feeding
Possibly the start of a new series on wader identification.
Reaching back into my birding archives