Oystercatchers are known as Skeldro, Chaldro, or Shaalder in Orkney. If you think those names are difficult, internationally they are known as Haematopus ostralegus.
A trip to the even-more-northerly-than-Westray island of North Ronalsay gives us an opportunity to see them close up.
Their red eye-ring is very distinctive:
As is their piercing alarm call:
And so is their ability to fly away at the first sign of your presence:
Seeing them is a great experience.