Oystercatchers and Plovers are grouped here for convenience rather that any close relationship, other than both being waders of course.
Oystercatchers are large, stocky wading birds. They occur on rocky shores, sandy beaches, on saltmarshes and madflats. The genus is found worldwide. There is only one species in the UK.
Plovers are relatively small wading birds with straight short bills. The only species I have photographed at Seaton is the Little ringed plover. There are apparently Golden plovers but I aim to show these later in a River Exe blog.