Sunday, 30 January 2011


Not the best day for birding today with the temperature hovering above 40°C for most of the afternoon. However, low tide late in the afternoon on the beaches along The Esplanade in Portarlington (View Map) provided a few opportunities for observing gulls and terns resting on the stony sandflats with many juveniles present. The Crested Terns were particularly cooperative...

Crested Tern, Portarlington

While there, a small group of Ruddy Turnstones arrived.

These little birds are great to watch as they roll over stone after stone looking for food.

Ruddy Turnstone, Portarlington

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