Saturday, 3 March 2012

Waders at Western Treatment Plant

I spent the day at the Western Treatment Plant on a Migratory Waders ID course. The weather was dismal with overcast skies, rain and a strong easterly wind making photography difficult but it was a great day out with a fun bunch of people. Thanks John for once again sharing your knowledge, wisdom and sense of humour.

There are still lots of Banded Stilts and these were close enough to get a reasonable shot even though it was so dark that this was shot at 60th of a second with aperture wide open

Banded Stilt, Western Treatment Plant

and, of course, the ubiquitous Red-necked Stints are always fun to watch and photograph.

Red-necked Stint, Western Treatment Plant

but the highlight of the day was a Broad-billed Sandpiper

Broad-billed Sandpiper, Western Treatment Plant
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Western Treatment Plant

1 comment:

  1. well done capturing the broad billed sandpiper, I find them hard to identify from other sandpipers unless you see them front on


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