• Sharp-tailed Sandpipers

    2 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    One of the easiest shorebirds to observe along the edge of the highway across Roebuck Plains at the moment is the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Calidris acuminata. It won't be long before they have all set off on their northward migration to breed, but for now they are feeding up. Sharp-tailed Sandpipers are the “red heads” of the shorebirds and they are also quite well camouflaged amongst the grasses and mud. In the header photo above they are feeding in between the highway and the fence. The stations have a firebreak along the fence-line and there is a higher area of ground right against the...
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