Friday, 18 December 2009

New Roost Site Carlo Island Complex

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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Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

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.

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)

Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)

Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)

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


NicoleB said...

What a beautiful collection you got there.
And how lucky you guys are to be able to go birding altogether!

Neil said...

Yes Nicole we are very lucky to go out together unfortunately not as often as we would like to.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Neil
Good to see Mick's photos on your blog, too.
Good collaboration.

Mosura said...

Do you often see Brahminy Kites around there?

Neil said...

Thanks Denis after checking how the photos turned out it was decided Mick would post habitat and I would post birds instead of both posting much the same.

Neil said...

Yes Mosura we see them all the time around the Bay they are a resident species here.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Neil. Thanks for sharing the sightings from Carlo Island. Fantastic habitat so looking forward to seeing what you find in future. Cheers Frank.