Oystercatchers incubating on closely adjacent nests. In early spring 1987, in a quiet corner of Blackpool Airport, Lancashire, soil, sand and chippings were dumped and then levelled. Later, the area became partly covered by vegetation and up to five Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus were prospecting the site. On 3rd June, two Oystercatchers moved off as I approached and I found a nest containin


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