It’s over forty years since I first saw Oystercatchers and noted it down in my nature notebooks:
I was probably on a train heading deep into South Wales at the time.
On Westray there are many Oystercatchers; they don’t catch Oysters though. I prefer the name Sea Pie for them. The Orcadian dialect names for Oystercatchers include Skeldro, Chaldro and Shaalder.
At least if I call it Haematopus ostralegus everyone will know what I’m talking about, won’t they?