Monday, 3 November 2008

Nice Day At The Beach

How one day can be so different to the next!
Clear sky and a sea breeze Saturday, Sunday heavy overcast though no rain with a strong wind.

Great out on the water.

Saturday we went down to the coast for the day and with time to spare took a walk along the beach to a nearby spit.
I said "there is nothing out here to look at", but not so.

Pincushion Island

As we were going to turn around we saw a small flock of little birds on the sand in front of us and on closer inspection identified some Red-capped Plovers.
Some other birds we saw during our walk were Pelican

Blue-faced Honeyeater
Australian White Ibis

Sunday we carried out our monthly Wader Count.
Thanks to the heavy overcast, conditions on the tidal flats were not too bad really.
It could have been worse, (hot, humid and raining).
Not a bad count, 23 species with a total of 824 birds over 4 sites.
On our way home we saw a Koala beside the road, very unusual at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

No comments: