Flat Rock

While chatting with the birders, as we shared their Christmas break-up party at the Byron Wetlands, Allen inquired as to the best place to look for waders. So armed with their helpful instructions we proceeded to Flat Rock at Ballina. There, as described, we found quite a large number of shorebirds including several species we don’t often have a chance to see.

Ruddy Turnstone – looking under and turning over rocks.
Wandering Tattler – feeding along the rocky shoreline

We have seen Wandering Tattler on rocks at Kimberley Beach north of the Daintree River – rocks seem to be its preferred habitat.

Little Tern – the white forehead in addition to its small size are useful for identification.

Sanderlings which I find very difficult to identify.

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