Today we introduce you to a familiar bird: the White-faced Heron (Egretta noveahollandiae). This elegant wader is a skilled hunter and is the wonderful subject for our #49 Bird Photography Challenge.
A large white wader with a distinctive black bill, the Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) is vulnerable in Victoria, so it was a treat to spot several in the wild. This odd looking but stately waterbird is the subject of our #45 Bird Photography Challenge.
The bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) is a migratory shorebird which can fly further than any other known bird. This long distance flyer is the subject of our #40 Bird Photography Challenge.
With its fragile, slender appearance, and its prominently up-curved bill, the Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) is an elegant and distinctive Australian wader, and the subject of our #36 Bird Photography Challenge.
The Red-Capped Dotterel (Charadrius ruficapillus) is one of the most widespread beach nesting shorebirds in Australia and yet we had never been able to observe this wader at close quarters, let alone photograph it. It was particularly exciting to discover this little creature on my birthday, and it is with great pleasure that we are…
A distinctive and handsome wader, the Yellow-Billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes) is sensitive to changing water availability. You often see pairs, but less frequently do they appear in large flocks. So when in November after a period of heavy rainfall a large group was feeding in the Western Wetlands, near Melbourne, it was a delight to…
Perched on very long and fine reddish legs, the Black-Winged Stilt (Himantopus H lucocephalus) is an attractive pied shorebird with an elegant gait. I fell in love at first sight with this eye-catching wader, which makes a graceful #14 Bird Photography Challenge.