Beware the Oystercatcher eggs near the river mouth

It’s the time of year when Oystercatchers make their nests — in scrapes in the sand immediately south of the river mouth, near where the #10 Reay Mackay Grove pedestrian track exits onto the beach.

Please take care when walking, or with dogs, to avoid disturbing the birds or crushing their eggs underfoot.

Stephen Betts kindly sent a photo of the three Oystercatcher eggs in one scrape that he’s spotted so far this season.

Oystercatcher eggs just south of the river mouth.
Oystercatcher eggs just south of the river mouth.

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