We’ve tried many times to get photos of the different sea birds around Fårö island. Our favorite one that we’ve wanted to catch is the Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) or in Swedish: Strandskata).

Oystercatcher, Fårö island, Gotland, Sweden

It’s very difficult to get great photo shots of birds. This one below is more close – still not a really good one, but you can see what it looks like at least.

Oystercather, Fårö island, Gotland, Sweden

Mostly they fly away, move or dive just when you put your finger on the trigger – like the bird diving in this photo below, right?

Diving bird, Fårö island, Gotland, Sweden

Don’t you see it? Well, it’s the small white spot in the Sea above the left rock…. *giggles*

Earlier we always saw and heard lots of them on the field outside the farm, but they aren’t here as much as before for unknown reason.

You will find more at Lifecruiser’s Fårö Island Summer 2010 photos.

LifecruiserFårö Birds

4 Comments on “The Oystercatcher Catcher”

    Maribeth said:

    We have the Loon here and I try so hard to get their pictures but with no luck. Why is it that these creatures do not want to cooperate?

    claudie said:

    Sounds a nice little bird!!! Farö must be an important place for the birds reproduction! Nice shots, my Captain! :razz: Yesterday we went to Le Castellet with Annaliina! I was thinking to you walking through the village!

    toraa said:

    Birds and Cats are difficult to catch with a camera, unless, at least when talking about Birds , using a strong tele-lense 210-450mm.
    Heavy to bring around and expensive if not frequently used.

    After all, you did a great effort, also to view the landscape where these Birds are living.

    Why they are so few nowadays?
    Hard to say, but I suspect it is lack of food, like for so many Sea Birds at the Norwegian Coast…..

    Have a great weekend

    T and A

    Zaki said:

    Faroe Islands are famous not only for the beautiful nature but for the wonderful fauna. These little birds must be the symbol of the Islands.

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