More shorebirds at Mogan

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Yesterday I took a short trip to Mogan. It was burning hot, but the birding was quite ok. In the marches just south of the lake the mudflats have almost dried up, but where there is still water there are lots and lots of shorebirds – but they are quite hard to see as the water is now restricted to vegetated areas.

But good birds like Marsh Sandpipers, Black-tailed Godwit and many Ruff, Wood and Green Sandpipers and a few Avocet, Little Stints, Black-winged Stilts and Lapwings were seen.

Water Rail

Water Rail

To my surprise two Water Rails decided to put on a show for about 10 minutes as they were foraging on the edge of the reed beds.

Squacco Heron

Squacco Heron

In the reed beds good numbers of acro-warblers were present including Great Reed, Reed, Sedge and Moustached Warbler.

Juv. Sedge Warbler

Juv. Sedge Warbler

Moustached Warbler

Moustached Warbler

A few days ago I got to see and photograph the Black-shouldered Kite again – this time the result was slightly better. But I really miss my E-5 camera, which has been at the repairman for two months now…

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite fighting with a Kestrel

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Silas Olofson

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