This morning I was planning to head up onto the Adelaide Plains, looking for raptors taking advantage of the current mouse plague. but I called into the Gawler River on the way and got sidetracked by the Red-kneed Dotterels and Slender-billed Thornbills. Before I knew it, it was time to head home!
Red-kneed Dotterels are pretty common, but usually wary. These were happy to keep on feeding while I watched from the car.
Slender-billed Thornbills are very localised to the samphire salt marsh, and were posing in the sun, albeit at a distance.
There were also a few egrets around, both Great and Little.
Oh well, I guess I'll go looking for raptors another day!!