What a way to spend the morning, checking out a new roost site. As with any new area you don't know what to expect. Take these Black-winged Stilt for example, we have only ever found them before at the local sewage ponds.
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Thank you Mick for allowing me to use your photo of these Black-winged Stilt in flight, hope you enjoyed the morning as much as we did.
The smaller birds here allowed us to get very close to them, unlike the Eastern Curlew and Godwits.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Black-winged Stilt 7, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 6, Red-necked Stint 300, Red-capped Plover 80, Bar-tailed Godwit 206, Eastern Curlew 350, Little Egret 1, Intermediate Egret 25, Whistling Kite 1, Brahminy Kite 2.
Crab & Whelk
Just to show it is not all about birds.
For views and story about our morning out at this roost site go to Mick's blog