Oystercatchers Oil on Canvas
- Artist: Mary McGrath
- Dimensions: 25 x 30 cm (9.8 x 11.8 inches)
Resident and winter visitor from Iceland and the Faeroes. Their main food is mussels and cockles that are found along sandy coasts. They also occasionally feed for worms on grasslands and football pitches. Nests principally on shingle beaches, dunes, salt marshes and rocky shores around the coast, but also on some large inland lakes. Their numbers have declined about 28% since the early 2000s.