To start off with, I would like to say a big Thank You to Mick for the phone call telling us to get the kayak and come down if we wanted to see the birds before they left on their migration. I have wanted to get photos of the Terek Sandpipers for a long time, but the weather and tides are not always right when we are able to go. On Friday we could not have asked for a better day. The water was dead calm, not a ripple to be seen, no wind, but we did get a little shower of rain just as we put the kayak in the water. By the time we paddled out to the roost the shower had passed, and I was able to get the photos below.
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Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Most times when we see the Black-necked Stork it is off in the distance, but on this day it was very close, hunting for prey in the shallows.
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Grey-tailed Tattler (Heteroscelus brevipes)
Pacific Golden Plover
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)
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