Saturday, September 11, 2010

Soldiers Point




There were good numbers of birds at Soldier’s Point yesterday as migratory waders continue to return from their Northern Hemisphere summer breeding season. The remnants of breeding plumage are visible on the returning Red-necked Stints, particularly when compared with their paler over-wintering cousins.

Other birds on the rock platform included grey-tailed tattler, ruddy turnstone, pacific golden plover, common tern, great crested tern, silver gulls and little pied cormorant.

A storm was brewing, and the light faded and wind rose so I didn’t stay long.

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