Last Wader Count for the year. Just a few birds we saw at the local sewage ponds. Numbers here are still down owing to the continuing upgrade of the ponds.
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Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)
Saw a shadow, and looked up to find this Whistling Kite overhead.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)
Count numbers for the sewage ponds
Raptors such as the Whistling Kite sometime cause waders to fly off but not this time.
Whistling Kite 1, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 36, White Ibis 49, Pacific Black Duck 4, Black-winged Stilt 17, Black-fronted Dotterel 3, Royal Spoonbill 31, Intermediate Egret 1, Purple Swamphen 2, Chestnut Teal 3, Latham's Snipe 2.