Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris

I’ve been camping with a few mates in the Gippsland lakes for he past week or so and on the rare day of good sun I caught up with a few of the local waterbirds, including one of my favourites, the Pied Oystercatcher.

Here are some pix of Haematopus and his mates …

Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelican coming in for landing ...
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster - juvenile
... being harassed by a Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus
White-bellied Sea Eagle - adult
Another shot of the Pied Oystercatcher ...