As summer approaches, it is time to start going to the local saltfields again. This year, with less water across central Australia, I am hopeful of some good birding this summer.
There were small groups of waders everywhere, with both migrant and sedentary birds well represented.is shot shows (from the left) Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, and Banded Stilt.
This one is a group of Red-necked Stints and Red-capped Plovers.
White-headed Stilt was common.
As was Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.
This Brown Thornbill was becoming increasingly alarmed by a Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo.
The Banded Stilt's were all swimming in deeper water.
Plenty of Whiskered Terns had returned, and were loafing in the shallows with some Red-necked Avocets. The ever present White Ibis was always in sight, as were the Welcome Swallows.