Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More Images from the Orford Spit

As I looked through the many shots I had taken at Orford of the protected beach area, I couldn't help pondering whether this scene couldn't be repeated in other areas around the state. With minimal protection and the goodwill of the local community, a very small area of beach can be so productive from a birding perspective. On this small spit were breeding Pied Oystercatchers, Hooded and Redcapped Plovers and Fairy Terns. It also hosted a roost of around 30 Red-necked Stint. If only...

Photos. show some of the inhabitants: from top: Fairy Tern, Red-necked Stints and a Hooded Plover and Pied Oystercatcher.

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