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Checklist S41956766

 
Location
Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve, Brisbane, Queensland, AU ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Ged Tranter
Comments:
Very windy, not too many birds on the peninsula.
Species
19 species total
5
Chestnut Teal
1
Pied Cormorant

Flying over.

5
Cattle Egret
1
Whistling Kite
1
Brahminy Kite
10
Pied Stilt
10
Pacific Golden-Plover
6
Masked Lapwing
4
Red-capped Plover
20
Whimbrel
10
Eastern Curlew
40
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
1
Long-toed Stint

Tiny wader, largely associating with Sharp-tailed Sandpipers out at the peninsula wader roost. Located initially by itself in the first large saltwater pool in the salt marsh. Whilst looking somewhat small through the scope, I had front-on views and it looked like a sharpie at that point. Only when it flew to the next pool did I notice its diminutive size. As I approached the next pool a Chestnut Teal flushed early, taking with it 3 sharpies and the stint, allowing good comparative views in flight - tiny size was apparent. Relocated a short while later on the main body of water at the roost, associating with a sharpie flock. Allowed for scope views and a few photos for 60 seconds before it flushed with the sharpies and headed north, I stayed till dark but it didn't return. I never saw the legs and it didn't call - brown tones, dark cap and dark scapulars. Thanks to a number of other birders for confirming ID from the shots.

© Ged Tranter

Average Quality

© Ged Tranter

Average Quality

© Ged Tranter

Average Quality

© Ged Tranter

Average Quality
15
Red-necked Stint
20
Silver Gull
1
Caspian Tern
12
Crested Tern
100
Rainbow Bee-eater

Large flock gathering to roost in the mangroves.

5
Mangrove Honeyeater
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes