The Waders have returned; Pacific Golden Plover, Lesser-Sand Plover, Eastern Curlew, Whimbrel, Common Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Great Knot, Red-necked Stint, and Curlew Sandpiper were all recorded on this count.
Our resident Australian Pied Oystercatcher, Red-capped Plover, White-faced Heron, Little Egret, Eastern Osprey, Brahminy Kite, and Gull-billed Tern were also present.Click on photos to enlarge.
|Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)|
|Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)|
|Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)|
|Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)|
|Some of the mixed flock|
Just before we left home for the wader count, we heard on the radio that a sink hole had developed at one of the Inskip Point camping grounds. A 4wd, camper trailer, tent and caravan all ended up in the water. Over three hundred people were evacuated from the area.It happened about midnight on the 27/9/15.Everyone was safe and accounted for.
|This photo was taken on the 27/9/15|
|This was taken on the 28/9/15 from the same position|
after more sand went overnight.
The Caravan 28/9/15
The Caravan 27/9/15
Hard to say if this is the 4wd or the camper trailer. 27/9/15
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