• Construction of a Pied Oystercatcher nest

    4 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Over the years that we have been observing Pied Oystercatchers along the coast near Broome we have noticed that it is the male bird that always appears to construct the nest site. One of our male Pied Oystercatchers has been marked with an engraved leg flag “A1” and was one of the first pairs to lay eggs this season. Sadly the two chicks did not survive very long at all and the pair of Pied Oystercatchers were soon getting ready to lay more eggs. We have observed them mating this week and also constructing a nest site. The pairs of Pied Oystercatchers that we observe often use the exact...
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