Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Local Birding

This morning I was planning to head up onto the Adelaide Plains, looking for raptors taking advantage of the current mouse plague. but I called into the Gawler River on the way and got sidetracked by the Red-kneed Dotterels and Slender-billed Thornbills.  Before I knew it, it was time to head home!

Red-kneed Dotterels are pretty common, but usually wary.  These were happy to keep on feeding while I watched from the car.




Slender-billed Thornbills are very localised to the samphire salt marsh, and were posing in the sun, albeit at a distance.



There were also a few egrets around, both Great and Little.


Oh well, I guess I'll go looking for raptors another day!!

1 comment:

  1. That Dotterel is a stunner Tony! Nice shots.

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