|Site Of Nest:
coast or on inland gravelly islands.
None. Just a scrape on the ground.
Mussels and cockles on the coast; mainly worms inland.
Either all-black, or black (or dark brown) on top and
white underneath. The bill shape varies; oystercatchers with
tips open molluscs by prising them apart or hammering through the
shell, whereas pointed-bill birds dig up worms. Much of this is due to
the wear resulting from feeding on the prey. Thus when birds move
inland to breed and thus shift from feeding on molluscs to worms their
bill shape changes
from flat to pointed.
2 to 4 (but usually 3) cream eggs, spotted with brown. View