Friday, February 17, 2012

Narara waders

Greater Sand Plover

Great Knot (background) and Knot

Great Knots
We spent a morning at Narara, exploring the ever-increasing beach and coralline rock pools for waders and other birds. There was a tremendous diversity of waders, ibises and herons feeding on the shore. We saw a distant flock of 50-100 Crab Plovers (but nothign close enough to photograph). The beaches were covered in Greater and Lesser Sand Plovers, and the rock pools contained a good smattering of charismatic Terek Sandpipers. Perhaps the highligh for us, though was the group of c25-30 Great Knot feeding on the beach.

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