July 1959 – vol. 52, issue 7–220 ONE OF THE tentative conclusions reached in E. J. M. Buxton's paper on this subject (antea, vol. L, pp. 519-526) was that mature Oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) "do not move so far away from their breeding area as immature birds". This conclusion came as something of a surprise in view of the fact that one so often sees Oystercatchers in late summer migrating in family parties. It may be, of c... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.