Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Oyster catchers

My kids in school are very lucky. We are within walking distance to two lovely beaches. Today, I went with the seniors to Walker Park, a marine reserve.

This was what we saw, large groups of Oyster Catchers. They were at the sand bank, and when we walked towards them, They took off together, making a beautiful sight to another sand bank.


Unknown said...

wow... I don't know such birds..wonder if they can catch some oysters for me..I love them, but it is so expensive here. Hope you are having a good week :D

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Hi kate,

I think they are so called because they catch oysters. At this park, it is a marine reserve. This means no humans are allowed to take anything. But we can't stop the birds. They themselves are protected.

The sea bed is full of baby shell fish and oysters. They are open unlike when we buy them in the shops.

Oysters are expensive every where, even though we have them here. I will post more in my next post.

Mussells are cheap here.


Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

Hi Ann, the children are indeed lucky to go to school near the beach. Nature all around them I bet they are happy kids.
The Oyster catcher birds are beautiful, great picture.