Monday, September 6, 2010

Red-capped Plover hot-foots it

What's this, hot-footing it down my favourite country road today? 


Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus) ran away down unsealed road and back towards car before taking off. First I've seen in the grazing area, though not an uncommon inland visitor.


Also of note, great increase in numbers of Australasian Pipits on the road, possibly a hint that other grassland species may soon be back.


In the meantime, four holdovers from the roadside.


Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)


Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chalcites basalis)


Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella)


Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton). Best I've got outside of Tyto.
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2 comments:

Mark Young said...

wow Tony, your Crimson Finch is simply stunning! Good work.

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks Mark. Must ask station to buy thinner wire ;-)