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)
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.For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday