After reading that various Waders had arrived to the east
coast I did a
check of 2 bays on the west side of Lake Moondarra this
Waders recorded were ...
Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed (80+)
Sandpiper, Marsh (2)
Some other species recorded were....
Stork, Black-necked (2)
Swan, Black (30+) ... 2 pairs with 3 & 4
Pygmy-goose, Green (4) ... Unusual for this side of the
Bustard, Australian (2)
Chat, Crimson (3)
Chat, Orange (20), ... 15 in male plumage
Dotterel, Red-capped (2)
Dotterel, Red-kneed (2)
Pratincole, Australian (30+)
I have not yet seen this season any
Dollarbirds, Common Koels or Channel-billed Cuckoo's
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.