Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
Despite its name, the Oystercatcher doesn't "catch" nor usually eat oysters, but it does eat other shellfish including cockles and mussels. This is the Eurasian Oystercatcher, also known as the Common Pied Oystercatcher.
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
It is also known as the Sea Pie (from pied meaning black and white). This one has muddied the vivid red/orange bill.
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
The range of the Common Pied or Eurasian Oystercatcher is coastal Western Europe, Central Asia and coastal Far East. While UK birds are resident, Scandinavian, Central Asian and Far Eastern birds migrate south for winter.
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
Last photo: size comparison with Black-headed Gull