Oystercatcher  (Haematopus ostralegus) these birds can be seen here in Staithes all year round though you do see more of them in the winter months.   They are very distinct birds with black and white plumage, long orange/red beaks and pink legs. Oystercatchers are very noisy, with a loud ‘pic… pic… pic…’ and a strident ‘kleep… kleep…’    When on the shore they can be seen to be running from one spot to another.   During the winter months they gather in thousands on the coasts all around Britain while in the summer many move inland to breed.


 More details can be found on the RSPB website.


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