Sunday, May 1, 2011

Foreshore Walk

It was a beautiful morning this morning and with an early high tide I thought I might find some shorebirds somewhere along the foreshore in Tin Can Bay. I started at Norman Point where there was beautiful scenery but few birds. The sandbank right at the end was rapidly going underwater and I only saw a couple of Pied Oystercatchers and some Silver Gulls.
I then traveled down to Crab Creek at the other end of the foreshore walk but although there were plenty of birds in the bushes and trees I did not see any other shorebirds. The best of all the birds that I saw in the trees was this Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sancta) which was sitting on a branch out over the water.
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11 comments:

  1. lol, yes you had a Kingfisher as well. I think your looks a bit sweeter then the one I have. :)

    I don´t know about the behavier of the Horned Grebe. I have not seen it before, but it is the first tiem I´ve seen the two spieces together so it might be normal.

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  2. beautiful kingfisher shots! and lovely blue waters.

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  3. Stunning Sacred Kingfisher!

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  4. The Scared Kingfisher is absolutely beautiful. Excellent captures Mick!

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  5. Thanks everyone for your comments. I think everyone must like kingfishers. I would love to see some of the more exotic looking ones.

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  6. ...gosh! Fantastic Kingfisher photos. They are so hard to photograph!

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  7. Thanks Kelly, I'm glad it's not just me that finds them so illusive and difficult to photograph.

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  8. Mick...thank you so much for finding the data from the new Ruddy Turnstone reports!! I added you and a link to your blog and those reports to my post!

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  9. Thanks Kelly and you're welcome!

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  10. That kingfisher is so beautiful! I really like the side-lighting in the first shot of it too!

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