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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18 comments:

mick said...

Great photos of all the birds. It is not often that we get an opportunity to see so many out at Inskip any more. I especially like the 2nd pic of the godwit and great knot. Fantastic to capture a pic of the dolphins as well.

HansHB said...

A beautiful serie!
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TexWisGirl said...

great looking shorebirds! love the various sizes and colorations and bills! the stone-curlew is very cool.

Adam Jones said...

The Beach Stone Curlew is a new one for me. Love all the wading birds on the beach and wow to the Dolphins.

Nora said...

Wonderful photos of the shorebirds, we do not get to see these species or that many shorebirds here.

Karen said...

Great shots! I would love to see that many birds in one place!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic number of birds you saw at that location. Great shots.

NatureFootstep said...

so many gorgeous birds I get eny. :) Especially liek the flight shots. :)

eileeninmd said...

Awesome captures! The birds are all beautiful and I love the dolphins too.

Marie said...

Fabulous photos! No. 6 is my favorite though because of the sharp quality of every feather, and yet it isn't a macro of one bird, it's an entire flock!

Susan said...

Oh what a great collection of birds! To see dolphins as well - bonus !! :D)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images of the waders.

Breathtaking said...

Wow! So many shore birds! You have some great birds on your shores, and I particularly liked to see the Beach Stone-Curlew, one I have never seen. A lovely collection of images!:)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Quite a collection of waders! That stone-curlew has an unusually large head.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's not often I see that many birds all at once. Consider me jealous. ;)

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - another part of this big country I need to visit!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Wally Jones said...

Fantastic!

Some familiar birds, some new ones for me. Would love to hang about Inskip for awhile to enjoy that gathering!

Liz said...

I totally missed the waders this year! Hopefully next year I will be well recovered from my surgeries of 2014!