Monday, 23 March 2015

Grey Shrike-thrush.

The other day we had a pair of Immature Grey Shrike-thrush come to our yard, and today we had a pair of Immature Australian King Parrot come to the bird bath. I was not able to get photos of the King Parrots, as they did not hang around for long. Maybe next time.
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica)

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Waders at Inskip Point

After all the wet weather we have been having recently, it was good to have clearer skies. This gave us an opportunity to get out and catch up with Mick again at Inskip Point to see the waders before they leave us on their Northern migration. We were not to be disappointed. Many were well into the early stages of their breeding plumage.  

 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
 Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)

 Bar-tailed Godwit  - Great Knot 
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
The Bar-tailed Godwit above and Beach Stone-curlew below were taken the following weekend during an outing to Inskip with some Birds Queensland members. One member really wanted to see  a Beach Stone-curlew. 
 Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus neglectus)

 Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)
Bar-tailed Godwit
 It is amazing just how long the bill is on the Eastern Curlew.

Part of the mixed flock.

Two of the four Dolphins we saw.
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