Sunday, 17 January 2016

Wader Time Again.

I think this is the first time I have come across a Buff-banded Rail in a tree, every other time they have been on the ground heading for cover.

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)

Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)

It was a very hot day, and the Mangrove Honeyeaters found some water under one of the picnic tables to drink and have a bath to cool down.
Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
 & Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)

 Lesser Sand Plover & Little Tern (Sternula albifrons)
Interesting to see the size difference between the different species.

 Lesser Sand Plover & Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)

Lesser Sand Plover

Little Tern
Mixed Waders

Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)

For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday.


Christian Perrin said...

Interesting to observe the proportion differences between the Greater and Lesser Sand Plovers too. And what a great rail shot - such a pretty bird when not seen half blurred, disappearing into grass ;)

mick said...

Great photos and that was a very profitable count of species at Mullens. I especially like the photos of the Rail.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great variety of birds photographs. Love all the waders, Tern and the Rail

Liz Needle said...

Great shots of water birds. I love the Buff Banded Rail. I have never seen one here, though we do apparently get them. Must keep an eye out when I visit the local wetlands. Thaks for sharing.

Lea said...

Very nice bird photos. I especially like the Buff-Banded Rail!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Loved all your pictures!

Marie C said...

Beautiful shots! Loved that first bird, and the honeyeater too. Awesome-looking birds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The waders are fun and look familiar -- either the same or very similar to the ones we see. But the beautiful Rail and the honeyeater are so different (I've seen the honeyeater on either this blog or one of your 'neighbors' but don't remember the Buff Banded Rail. A new one for my virtual life list (LOL).