Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pectoral Sandpiper in Queensland

Had a wonderful day out yesterday birding with birder sepreme, Michael Atzeni from the Toowoomba Bird Observers. Mick kindly drove me around to significant birding spots in south-east Queensland and I had a ball. Saw some super species but the rarity of the day was this Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris melanotos, spied by Mick at Jahnke's Lagoon near Gatton. Took almost 300 pictures on the day and will upload a selection later.