Oystercatchers at Uskentuie

Oystercatchers
Oystercatchers at Uskentuie

Uskentuie is located at the northern tip of Loch Indaal. It’s a great beach for bird watching. Here are a couple of Oystercatchers on the rocks.

The Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) can be found on most of Islays beaches. You’re more likely to hear their distinctive ‘peep-ing’ call, before you see them.

Despite the name, oystercatchers usually eat cockles and mussels, rather than oysters. The shells are prised open with the birds distinctive red bill.

Find out more at the RSPB.