11 April 2014

Ruddy Turnstone and Double-Banded Plover

Double-banded Plover (I trust I've married up the right name, to the right image!  The shore-birds are pretty tricky for me to identify, and I clearly need to spend more time looking for them).





Ruddy Turnstone


Location: Pelican Point, N.S.W.

16 comments:

Jeanne said...

Love your shots of these charming little shore birds. Up coughing and saw you here so thought I would say hello. Thanks for your well wishes and have a lovely weekend

A Quiet Corner said...

So cute that first photo!! I have some matching up to do myself with some birds here in Aruba too!!!...:)JP

Montanagirl said...

Good morning! At least I think it is. It's only 27 degrees here again. I think Spring got lost. Love your shorebird photos.

TexWisGirl said...

i'd have a tough time with shorebirds, too - good thing i don't get many stopping inland here. :)

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos, Carole!

Linda said...

How beautiful! Your photos are captiving!

eileeninmd said...

Carole, pretty shorebirds and lovely images! I am looking forward to seeing some shorebirds here. Happy Weekend!

Christian Perrin said...

I've never seen a Double-banded Plover - nice spotting! I do love Turnstones however, as they are surprisingly colourful for a wader, and that last photo shows that very well!

Lisa Gordon said...

They are both so cute, Carole.
You have a wonderful weekend!

Jan Castle said...

Thanks for the day away at the shore Carole...lovely scenes!
Jan

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful photographs of your shorebirds, Carole!

Aren't they fun to try and sort out? I studied one the other day for several minutes until deciding it was a rock. Oh well. If it was easy, it wouldn't be so much fun! :)

All the best from Florida!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - waders are a mater of practice and more practice!

Somebody suggested to me that in my part of the world you need t make sure its not a red-necked stint, a curlew sand-piper or a curlew sandpiper before you move on to other species! Makes sense to me!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Phil Slade said...

Well we don't get Double-banded Plover over here Carole but we do get lots of Ruddy Turnstones, the great world travellers. I just love seeing familiar birds in unfamiliar places.

Bob Bushell said...

Great images Carole.

Richard Pegler said...

A delightful post, Carole. It makes me yearn for a visit to the sea again!

Liz said...

Two gorgeous species, Carole! I haven't come across either even though I have photographed many of the other species.
Shore birds are quite difficult to identify as so many are similar in colour and even size. You have done well here!