• lab17
Jan 12: Downtime

After yesterday’s exertions I needed a rest, so didn’t get up early this morning. After work, I went ahead of the family to Lota Foreshore, hoping to see a few shorebirds on the rising tide. I arrived a bit too late and the tide had already pushed most shorebirds off towards their roosts, although got the overdue Caspian and Gull-billed Terns for the year list. Clearly I need to try on a falling / low spring tide. I had a little bit more time, so checked the roost on the Wynnum Esplanade at Penfold Place, which had 12 Pied Oystercatchers, 11 Pacific Golden-Plovers, 9 Lesser Sand-Plovers, a Whimbrel, 85 Bar-tailed Godwits, 41 Great Knots and 2 Red-necked Stints.

My year list at the end of the day was 190 species. I spent 54 minutes birding, walked 1.232 km and drove 36.7 km.