Sunday, June 16, 2013

Freckled Duck marks a first

Took an hour or two to find at Mungalla Station today,  and distant picture nothing to boast about, but this Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) marks a first for me. Species seldom seen up this way. Six reported by others last weekend so it seems five have moved on.

Common bird, better picture: Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) in the Mungalla shallows two days ago.

Also much on show in and around the shallows, Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus).

And standing quietly in the grass nearby, Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella).

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