July Bird Blog: Seeking Sea-pies on Looe Island

Oystercatcher nesting on main Looe Island beach, 2008.
My grandson sometimes asks me what my favourite bird is. He says his is Goldfinch. For the last decade my favourite bird has been Oystercatcher. The old English name for this bird (and one used in Cornwall) is the ‘Sea-pie’ – a reminder of its black and white livery. Perhaps Sea-pie m
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