My flight back to Melbourne via Perth left at 6pm so I had the day around the BBO ...
... to lounge in the newly constructed Kitchen, walk a track or two and then do some serious wader watching on an incoming tide. My only bird image of the morning walk was a White-throated Gerygone.
White-throated Gerygone Gerygone olivacea
The plan for the wader watching was simple. Take a low chair, sit a hundred metres out from shore, in the mud, and wait for the tide to “drive” the waders towards me. Nigel Jackett, BBO Warden, has some fabulous images of birds obtained with a similar but way more serious technique of lying on a boogie board in the mud. Being at eye-level with the birds is best but I didn’t have a wetsuit so decided a low chair was the nearest I wanted to manage. Here are the results in Christian Name alphabetical order.
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
This Barwit has GGT and GrK friends with him.
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna Thalasseus bengalensis
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres