Australia has two Oystercatchers.  Those at right are Sooty Oystercatchers (guess why).  The pair on the left are pied oystercatchers.  The Sooty Oystercatcher prefers the rocky coastline whereas the Pied Oystercatcher is more often seen on beaches and estuaries.  These Pied Oystercatchers were found on the beach at Dampier on 30 May 2006.








The Masked Lapwing on the right is not a local bird.   I photographed it on my travels


The bird below was photographed at Cossack, WA 28 May 2006.  They are thumbnails so click on them to bring a larger image.




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