Monday, 9 March 2015


Marsh Sandpiper
Soldier Crabs on the march ------ vacuum cleaners of the sand flats.
Family of Plumed Whistling-Ducks
Eastern Curlew --- long bill for penetrating the sand.
Bar-tailed Godwit

Masked Lapwing
Believed to be a canoe tree ----- the top of the tree lost and the remaining trunk weathered white ----- long ago the bark would have been removed to build a canoe ---- timber rotted by weather leaving the distinct shape.

Little Egret
Diamond Python a sub-species of the more common Carpet Python ----- the markings are more diamond shape rather than the larger blotched pattern of our common python. Some references don"t distinguish between the species. This fellow was about 2 meters of the ground in a mangrove bush on the tidal flats ----- in the open at midday.

Great Knot (showing early development of breeding plumage)
Sulphur - crested Cockatoo -----  having a Sunday morning meeting with much flapping of wings and noise before they went on their individual ways

Golden Orb Weaver (Female) ---- Males much smaller and brownish overall ----- one was on the edge of web out of camera shot ---- Web silk golden-yellow.