Odd-shaped wader's bill
"Robert Inglis" <>
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 06:31:36 +1000
Yesterday, 20 Jan 2004 [that form of the date is so that our American cousins
:-)], while on a photographic 'mission' to my local beach, I spotted a
'sandpiper' with a
strange-shaped bill amongst the mixed flock of shorebirds cautiously
waiting-out the very high-tide.
'Caution' is very necessary in that area where true nature-lovers are thin on
the ground but loose
dogs and 'fun-loving' humans abound.
Back to the strange bill........
My heart-beat definitely increased on initial sighting but what was it?
I thought I would share the sighting with everyone by placing a couple of
images on my web-site.
Go to: http://users.tpg.com.au/inglisrc
- click on the link to: "Bird Oddities" and follow the instructions.
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