Oystercatchers are not corvids, in fact they are not even a passerine. They are waders that primarily eat cockles and mussels. So why the confusion with choughs? We can only assume it is their orange-red bills and coastal living that leads to mistaken identity.

Name:  Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

Weight: 430-650 g

Length: 40-45 cm

Wingspan: 80-86 cm

Diet: mussels, cockles, and worms when inland

Habitat: Grassland, Farmland, Wetland, Marine and Inter-tidal

Jersey conservation status: green