Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Inskip - Again!

I am posting photos that I took more than a week ago because the weather has been too bad to get out with the camera.  Yesterday and last night I measured a total of 172mm in my rain gauge in the back yard. That is nearly 7 inches. The four days before that we got a total of 79mm - just over three inches. Once again my yard is one big puddle! Fortunately, it drains off pretty fast because the ground is mainly sand.
I went out to Inskip Point a couple of days after I took the photos I posted last week.  It was again a very high tide but because it was later in the morning most of the birds had been disturbed and I didn't get any good bird photos. However, it was a lovely bright day and the scenery was great. This photo is taken on the way out to Inskip where you can stand on top of the sand hills and look back towards Rainbow Beach.

The Point at Inskip was covered with water but one of the 4 wheel drive buses that takes tourists around Fraser Island drove through the water and then the barge took them over to Fraser Island.


I photographed these birds on my previous day at Inskip Point.  There were quite large flocks of Terns roosting with the Shorebirds. This photo is of an adult Crested Tern on the left, a Common Tern standing just in front of it and then a juvenile Crested Tern with the lovely "spotty" plumage of a very young bird.

As usual there were small shorebirds running around amongst all the larger birds.

Later on they came closer to me and I got closer photos of a Red-capped Plover

and a Red-necked Stint - looking as if it did not want to be disturbed!



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34 comments:

  1. great shorebirds again! love those terns. such attitude!

    wish i could take some of that rain from you! 7 inches would do wonders for my pond!

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  2. The rain seems to be great for your shorebirds, but sorry your frontyard has turned into a bog. (We used to have that happen in Oregon some winters!)

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  3. I do love the shorebirds!! Great captures and post for the day, Mick! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Such beautiful images! I especially love your shots of the Red-necked Stint. Hope you're drying out.

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  5. I enjoyed another visit to Inskip! The tern comparison was instructive.

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  6. Wow - that sea sure looks rough and churned up. Great images of the birds. Thanks for sharing, Mick.

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  7. I can't imagine that much rain! I love your photos of the water birds in the tide line.
    Stay dry and have a wonderful week. We could do with some rain over here!

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  8. What an incredible amount of rain. You must feel a bit like a shore bird yourself stepping through it all. Great scenery.

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  9. The scenery is gorgeous there. And the shorebirds are beautiful, love the crested tern. Great photos, thanks for sharing your world. Have a great day!

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  10. These scenes of the shorebirds are fascinating! They look like living statues! A beautiful place!

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  11. Great series, but the first shot is the best. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. Mick, If only you could see the faces of UK birders who would like to see in real life some of the species you see regularly but which also occur rarely here. The Red-necked Stint is a biggie here but you go out and get stunning close-ups.

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  13. Love the landscapes!
    As always wonderful shots of the different birds. I especially like the plover and the stint who looks like the sunshine is making him way too sleepy! :)
    A great WBW post!

    Sure hope you get some respite from the rain - seven inches is an astonishing amount.

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  14. I love your captures if shore-birds Mick ... How do you manage it ....I tried to capture terns at the beach but the minute I came near they all scurried off.

    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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  15. Wow, when it rains there it really RAINS! Love your shore birds. I am looking forward to spring when shorebirds will begin to return to the Great Lakes!

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  16. I love the way the Plovers scuttle around together, lovely pictures.

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  17. I love seeing the mountains in the distance. Great shots of the Terns- Plover and Stint.

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  18. Beautiful scenery, beautiful birds, beautiful photos Mick. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Great shorebirds Mick. In fact, your locations are to exotic to me that I get excited thinking about what birds will appear on your beaches and shores. Many to most of these birds are new to me:) As always, thanks for sharing your part of the world. Chris

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  20. So much rain you got! And here its freezing and snowing, the Winter never seems to be over.
    Lovely photos of all your birds, Mick.
    Thanks for your nice comment! :)
    Greetings Pia

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  21. Hi Mick....Enjoyed your post, and photos...shore birds are one of my favorites!!
    It is a good thing that your rain wasn't snow like I had here you would have been buried : )
    Thanks for your comment on my WBW post!!
    Grace

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  22. I would never get tired of Inskip! Lovely photos, especially the shore birds.

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  23. amazing weather conditions and interesting to see the 4-W-D to the barge happening; there's always 'a way'. Your bird photos are beautiful too, as always. Glad you're keeping dry feet regardless of the h20 that continues to fall

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  24. Great image series showing. Want days a good day. Thanks for the comment on my blog :) Hanne Bente

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  25. Thats spotty plumage is great - nice to see the common as well - which of course is not very common at all!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. I would not dare driving a car out there. Crazy.
    The last bird looks really sleepy. :)

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  27. Great post, Mick!
    Love all your photographs of these shorebirds. Would love to visit Inskip for a nice long while!

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  28. Beautiful shots of birds. They are having good time.

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  29. Great images of the shorebirds...I love that first shot too!
    Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  30. Oh, I would love to be there!
    Great photos :)

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