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  1. Little and Large

    Little and Large

    A Ruddy Turnstone wandered across in front of us accompanied by a Red-necked Stint... would never have thought there was such a size difference as I hadn't ever considered a turnstone to be a large bird LOL. And although I'd only recently been introduced to these stints, I didn't think of them...
  2. Less easy

    Less easy

    .... to photograph, as not only small, they're pretty well camouflaged and can move fast!! Cute wee waders though, aren't they.
  3. Waders

    Waders

    Group of Red necked Stint m Ringed Plover and Dunlin
  4. Red necked stint

    Red necked stint

    Number 297 very rare visitor
  5. Long distances

    Long distances

    Not quite so easy to pick out were a group of Red-necked Stints. These are long distance migrants, as they breed in the arctic, in north-eastern Siberia, and here they were in the south of Australia!!
  6. Red-neck

    Red-neck

    The tide was well out when we got to the hide overlooking the Princess Royal Harbour... but at least we were stretching our legs! Out on the mud (where else do you find these?) were a few Red-necked Stints. Another strange coincidence, I'd seen these on my first day birding in Brisbane with...
  7. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

    Taken at first light .
  8. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

  9. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

  10. Doing what...

    Doing what...

    ... Stints do. Messing about in mud! We were making our way back along the beach and Ken spotted a wee group of Red-necked Stints for me; they're so small and well-camouflaged in the mud I don't think I'd have seen them. A bit distant but I didn't want to move any closer to them.
  11. Red-necked Stint - just arrived from the Arctic after a long flight

    Red-necked Stint - just arrived from the Arctic after a long flight

  12. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

    cairns beach
  13. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint
  14. Red-necked Stint?

    Red-necked Stint?

  15. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

  16. five wader species

    five wader species

    Taken at the onset of the falling tide. In the foreground, from left to right: terek sandpiper, sharp-tailed sandpiper, two lesser sand plovers, red-necked stint, another lesser sand plover and a bar-tailed godwits. Two more tereks and two more godwits in the background.
  17. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

  18. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

    Seems a long wait until September for the Waders to return, only the over wintering birds left now .
  19. A bit of a mixture, or Saturday Fun

    A bit of a mixture, or Saturday Fun

    A long way away so heavily cropped Eastern Curlew, Red-necked Stints, Pied Oystercatchers, Great Knots, Great Cormorants, Crested Terns, Greater Sand Plover, Grey Plover, Bar tailed Godwits, Little Cormorant.
  20. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

    Love it when a few turn up in breeding colours and so much prettier . Many of the Waders have already left the area.
  21. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

  22. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

  23. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

  24. Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint, non breeding.
  25. Red-necked Stint (non-breeding)

    Red-necked Stint (non-breeding)

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