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Oyster Catcher Collection

The magnificent Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) is a captivating bird that can be found in various stunning locations across the UK

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus flock on mudflats of The Wash off Snettisham

Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus flock on mudflats of The Wash off Snettisham RSPB Reserve North Norfolk September

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus among roosting Knot Caldris canutus Snettisham

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus among roosting Knot Caldris canutus Snettisham RSPB Reserve The Wash Norfolk February

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus taking off Northumberland UK winter

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus taking off Northumberland UK winter

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) on nest, South Walney Reserve, Cumbria

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) on nest, South Walney Reserve, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus, adult in winter plumage, Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus, adult in winter plumage, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, UK, September

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher, (Haematopus ostralegus), Heligoland, Germany, Europe

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oyster-Catcher - Haemat opus ostral egus, c1910, (1910). Artist: George James Rankin

Oyster-Catcher - Haemat opus ostral egus, c1910, (1910). Artist: George James Rankin
Oyster-Catcher - Haemat opus ostral egus, c1910, (1910). From Britains Birds and Their Nests, by A. Landsborough Thomson. [The Waverley Book Company, Limited, W. & R

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oyster-Catcher (colour litho)

Oyster-Catcher (colour litho)
6023513 Oyster-Catcher (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Oyster-Catcher. Illustration for Book of Natural History by F O Morris (Groombridge)

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Sea birds

Sea birds
LLM457885 Sea birds by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sea birds. Illustration for Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (Blackie)

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Eggs

Eggs
LLM339605 Eggs by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Eggs. Familiar Wild Birds by W Swaysland (Cassell, c 1900).); © Look and Learn

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oyster Catcher, from Birds of the British Isles and Their Eggs published by Frederick

Oyster Catcher, from Birds of the British Isles and Their Eggs published by Frederick
3438557 Oyster Catcher, from Birds of the British Isles and Their Eggs published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd, 1958 (colour litho) by Thorburn

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Postcard of an oyster fisher, sent in 1913 (b / w photo)

Postcard of an oyster fisher, sent in 1913 (b / w photo)
660420 Postcard of an oyster fisher, sent in 1913 (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; © Look and Learn

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Eurasian oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus

Eurasian oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus
6338322 Eurasian oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus by Donovan, Edward (1768-1837); (add.info.: Eurasian oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus. Oyster catcher)

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: The Oyster-Catcher (chromolitho)

The Oyster-Catcher (chromolitho)
3643990 The Oyster-Catcher (chromolitho) by Lydon, Alexander Francis (1836-1917); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Oyster-Catcher)

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oyster Catcher

Oyster Catcher
LLM338718 Oyster Catcher by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Oyster Catcher. A Hand-Book to the Birds of Great Britain by R)

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Pied Oyster-Catcher, 1834. Creator: Robert Havell

Pied Oyster-Catcher, 1834. Creator: Robert Havell
Pied Oyster-Catcher, 1834

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Louisiana Heron, Pied Oyster-catcher, Hooping Crane, and Long-billed Curlew

Louisiana Heron, Pied Oyster-catcher, Hooping Crane, and Long-billed Curlew, published 1808-1814

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: American Oyster Catcher, from the Game Birds series (N40) for Allen &

American Oyster Catcher, from the Game Birds series (N40) for Allen &
American Oyster Catcher, from the Game Birds series (N40) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, 1888-90

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Doncaster DN7 6 Map

Doncaster DN7 6 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Doncaster DN7 6

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Close Up View Of Oyster Catcher With Her Chick In Kukak Bay, Katmai National Park

Close Up View Of Oyster Catcher With Her Chick In Kukak Bay, Katmai National Park, Southwest Alaska, Summer

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus on nest Cley Norfolk spring

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus on nest Cley Norfolk spring

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus at high tide roost Snettisham Norfolk winter

Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus at high tide roost Snettisham Norfolk winter

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus feeding on mussels Norfolk winter

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus feeding on mussels Norfolk winter

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Knot and Oystercatchers at high tide roost Snettisham RSPB Reserve The Wash Norfolk

Knot and Oystercatchers at high tide roost Snettisham RSPB Reserve The Wash Norfolk summer

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Snettisham The Wash Norfolk August

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Snettisham The Wash Norfolk August

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus nesting in top of hollowed out fence post Shetland

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus nesting in top of hollowed out fence post Shetland June

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Common Oyster-Catcher (Haematopus ostralegus), 1900, (1900). Artist: Charles Whymper

Common Oyster-Catcher (Haematopus ostralegus), 1900, (1900). Artist: Charles Whymper
Common Oyster-Catcher (Haematopus ostralegus), 1900, (1900). From The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of The British Islands, by Charles Dixon, illustrated by Charles Whymper

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oyster-catcher

Oyster-catcher

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher - calling out to mark territory - Shetland Islands - Scotland

Oystercatcher - calling out to mark territory - Shetland Islands - Scotland
GUY-47 Oystercatcher - calling out to mark territory Shetland Islands - Scotland Haematopus ostralegus Guy Rogers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher - standing on top of rocks and calling out to mark territory - Shetland Islands

Oystercatcher - standing on top of rocks and calling out to mark territory - Shetland Islands - Scotland
GUY-46 Oystercatcher - standing on top of rocks and calling out to mark territory Shetland Islands - Scotland Haematopus ostralegus Guy Rogers Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Blackish Oystercatcher (Haematopus ater) juvenile, standing on beach, Falkland Islands, february

Blackish Oystercatcher (Haematopus ater) juvenile, standing on beach, Falkland Islands, february

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: African black oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini), Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa

African black oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini), Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Standing Stones - with Oystercatcher - Ring of Brodgar - Orkney Mainland LA005042

Standing Stones - with Oystercatcher - Ring of Brodgar - Orkney Mainland LA005042
COS-3117 Standing Stones - with Oystercatcher Ring of Brodgar - Orkney Mainland Haematopus ostralegus Bill Coster contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Dunedin, FL. An American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus, near the Dunedin Causeway

Dunedin, FL. An American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus, near the Dunedin Causeway

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Galapagos Oystercatcher. Galapagos Islands. Ecuador

Galapagos Oystercatcher. Galapagos Islands. Ecuador

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Magellanic Oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus) sitting on a nest on Sea Lion Island

Magellanic Oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus) sitting on a nest on Sea Lion Island, south of mainland, east Falkland Island, Falkland Islands

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: USA, Florida, Ft. Myers Beach, American Oystercatcher

USA, Florida, Ft. Myers Beach, American Oystercatcher

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Carved Oystercatcher decorates house gable in Iceland

Carved Oystercatcher decorates house gable in Iceland

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Eurasian Oystercatcher near Snaefellsness, Iceland

Eurasian Oystercatcher near Snaefellsness, Iceland

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) adult, foraging amongst stranded seaweed on seashore

Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) adult, foraging amongst stranded seaweed on seashore, Western Australia, Australia

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: View of coastal lagoon habitat with Knot (Calidris canutus) and Eurasian Oystercatcher

View of coastal lagoon habitat with Knot (Calidris canutus) and Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) flocks, packed tightly together in segregated groups at high tide

Background imageOyster Catcher Collection: Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) Three eggs

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) Three eggs




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The magnificent Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) is a captivating bird that can be found in various stunning locations across the UK. One such place is The Wash off Snettisham, where flocks of these elegant creatures gather on the mudflats. Among them, you may spot an Oystercatcher gracefully coexisting with roosting Knot Caldris canutus at Snettisham. During winter in Northumberland, witness the breathtaking sight of an Oystercatcher taking flight against a picturesque backdrop. Its powerful wings carry it through the chilly air, showcasing its remarkable agility and strength. In South Walney Reserve, Cumbria, a dedicated Oystercatcher diligently tends to its nest. This nurturing behavior highlights their commitment to ensuring future generations thrive in their coastal habitats. Lindisfarne in Northumberland becomes home to adult Oystercatchers adorned in their striking winter plumage. Their appearance is truly mesmerizing as they navigate the rugged coastline with grace and poise. Delving into history, artist George James Rankin beautifully captures the essence of this species in his c1910 artwork titled "Oyster-Catcher - Haemat opus ostral egus. " The intricate details showcase his admiration for these birds' unique features and vibrant personalities. From color lithographs to vintage postcards sent over a century ago featuring oyster fishers alongside these avian wonders, it's clear that humans have long been fascinated by the charm and allure of Oystercatchers. These sea birds are not only visually captivating but also play an essential role within their ecosystems. Their eggs symbolize new beginnings and serve as a reminder of nature's delicate balance that we must strive to protect for future generations to appreciate fully. Whether observed on muddy flats or soaring through vast skies, encountering an Oystercatcher is always a special experience filled with awe-inspiring beauty and a deep appreciation for the wonders of our natural world.