An unreliable memoir

Oystercatcher on the machair


Haematopus ostralegus. Nikon D5200 Tamron 150-600mm f8 600mm 1/350 ISO 200

At high tide the Oystercatchers abandon the shore and move up to the machair, the strand that’s not quite land and not quite beach. They also use grass verges on roadsides, even in the towns, becoming garden birds inspecting lawns alongside the Blackbirds. But Blackbirds don’t feel the pull of the tide…


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