Thursday, April 30, 2015

Australian Pratincoles dig life on the road


It's not only Dharma Bums that dig being on the road. Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella) likes nothing more than dropping in from on high and cruising the Orient station scene ...

... or grooving in the mud in nearby Cassady country (Mungalla).

Less often seen on the road, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) creates optical illusion: being wholly on road but seemingly in water from ankles (where our knees are) down.


Standing in water rather than on a road is more their go.  

1 comment:

Duncan said...

Dig that sharpie breeding plumage! Beauty!

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