Grey-tailed Tattler with Wandering Tattler at Caloundra SE Queensland 2
Grey-tailed Tattler with Wandering Tattler at Caloundra SE Queensland 2 Sept 2011.
"Robert Inglis" <>
Fri, 2 Sep 2011 21:48:42 +1000
Today, 2 Sept 2011, in my continuing quest for more images of Wandering
Tattlers and to document their presence in Australia I discovered a Grey-tailed
Tattler keeping company with a Wandering Tattler in Wandering Tattler type
This is the first time I have seen the two species together and the first time
I have seen Grey-tailed Tattler in this location.
The location is Caloundra Head, a purely rock headland, and the principle place
where I photograph Wandering Tattlers. In the past 6 years during which I
having been photographing Wandering Tattlers I have never seen a Grey-tailed
Tattler in the area.
Yesterday, 1 Sept 2011, I was at the same location where I saw the same
Wandering Tattler in the company of another Wandering Tattler however, today
that second Wandering Tattler was not to be seen.
I have added an image showing the Grey-tailed Tattler with the Wandering
Tattler to my SmugMug Wandering Tattler gallery at
Caloundra Head is sometimes called Wickham Head and is shown on the Sunshine
Coast Map 100 in the Brisbane UBD Refidex at R16.
The usual safety warning:
Take care while traversing the headland as the rocks can be slippery when wet
and some rocks can be loose even if they look large and secure. Keep a lookout
for the dark morph Eastern Reef Egret with one foot, the white morph Eastern
Reef Egret, the Striated Heron and the Sooty Oystercatchers. Currently there is
still a very good chance of also seeing Australasian Gannets coursing up and
down the length of the headland.
High tide is the best time to see the Gannets as they seem to follow near the
line of the tide.
Photographers should be aware that the weekend means a steady stream of humans
walking dogs off leash in contravention of the council bylaws. It can be a
little disturbing to have two large dogs sneak up behind oneself while
concentrating on a couple of tattlers through a viewfinder.
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