Fewer rarities among migratory species touching down around Ingham this season, so surprising to see Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) along Orient Station yesterday.
Attempted to stalk bird from the old Troopy but it slipped under fence and walked off across distant pasture.
Another one-off sighting recently, Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum), another bird to tease from afar and quit the district as suddenly as it appeared.
Not so uncommon, Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva), with vestiges of breeding colouring on show.
Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.
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