9 comments on “Australia Day on the Mud Flats at Low Tide.

  1. Glad to see you had an awesome Australia Day, Ashley! Wonderful captures, I believe my favorites this time are the Eastern Curlew captures. Beautiful!! As you, I love mud flats, they can provide so many birding opportunities! (I’m enjoying the mud flats I’ve discovered here, seems there is always something there to see.) Powerful message too, thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    • Thanks Donna, yes the Eastern Curlew are quite impressive with their plumage and size, but they are soon in the air when they see you so it can be a challenge at times to get good shots, most are from afar. Mudflats offer food source to many birds, and it is always a thrill to see something unfamiliar on your beach. Hope it is not too cold where you are, we are trying to keep cool from this very hot dry summer, and so are the poor birds. Have a blessed birding week!

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  2. Thanks for the cool thoughts on a hot day. Must have been nice to have wandered the flats with the refreshing breeze on the water.
    I have a great love for Pied Oystercatchers. Such a fine shot. Really gets the excellent detail and the hand of design with these birds.

    We don’t get to see many (any) Eastern Curlews, such a bold and elegant looking bird.

    40+ here again today. Have to content myself with cleaning the cameras, sorting old photo directories and dreaming.
    Keep up the good work.

    Regards

    David

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    • Thanks David, it is humid and raining a little today, quite overcast but very muggy, so I am inside doing similar to yourself. Just not good birding weather, in fact this has been the worse Summer for birding I have ever had. The birds are so few, it is amazing. Our beloved Royal National Park had a major fire a week ago on the hot windy day destroying some of our fine bird habitat, they say it was deliberately lit. We are looking for a cool break, the end of Feb when we will explore Norfolk Island’s birds. Keep cool my friend!

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  3. Love the photos of the godwits, they’re one of my favourite birds too. I also loved the video of the young gull begging for food, poor mum! It’s raining here today, but very humid, hope you are getting cooler weather now. Happy Australia Day Ashley! 🙂

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    • Thanks Sue, yes it cooled down to 28C the nights are so muggy, today very humid overcast and raining a bit. Not good birding weather at all. It has been a quite weekend for us. We usually go away and do some birding on the north side, but not this year. Though last night we had the wonderful experience of seeing the musical ‘Beautiful’ in the city, about Carol King’s life. It was the best I’ve ever seen, highly recommended if it comes your way. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay cool!

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      • Yes I would love to see that musical, I’ve heard it’s really good. Glad you enjoyed it and I will try to get to see it when it comes up here.

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  4. I always find it amazing that the birds are the same worldwide. That is as far as a baby gull following it parent for food. Your birds are so similar to “ours”, yet just enough different to be “yours.” Another interesting adventure. Thanks for sharing.

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