Grey-tailed Tattler with Wandering Tattler at Caloundra SE Queensland 2

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Subject: Grey-tailed Tattler with Wandering Tattler at Caloundra SE Queensland 2 Sept 2011.
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: 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.

Bob Inglis
Sandstone Point 

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