Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday: Wandering Tattler

While chasing last weeks Sooty Oystercatchers on the rocks, I came across a new bird. It took me a little while to ID it with my Morcombe Bird app on my iPhone but I discovered a really special lifer.

The Wandering Tattler is found singly or in very small numbers on coral cays or rocky shores in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Wandering Tattlers are apparently quite rare in Australia, so you can imagine my delight when I discovered this one. Just to be sure, I ran my images by a number of very experienced & reputable Australian birders and received a unanimous response.

So here it is...




Joining in with Stewart's meme:

13 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Very good photo's Liz....i like them a lot.

Greetings and all the best.

Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

stiefbeen said...

Heel mooi het is ook een prachtige vogel.

TexWisGirl said...

a cute little subtle-colored wader. :)

CabinGirl said...

Wow - what an exciting capture! Congratulations :-)

eileeninmd said...

Pretty bird and a great capture! Congrats on your sighting!

Brian King said...

Fantastic shots, Liz! Congratulations on your sighting!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

A beautiful bird. Congrats on the sighting.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Awesome little bird. And such a long beak for its size.

Karen said...

Great shots Liz.

Wally Jones said...

Congratulation on a lifer!
Would love to see a Tattler show up in one of our migrating bird flocks! (That would be quite rare.)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a lovely little chap, sweet images!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Great find and wonderful shots

Pat Tillett said...

A great looking bird and beautiful photos of it! All I know about birds, I learn from blogs...

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