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Wandering Tattler

Wandering Tattler
CommentI have been photographing these two uncommon birds feeding on a rocky outcrop over the last few weeks. What I like about photo is that I managed to get the two birds in the same frame and both in focus. This was a difficult task as they were mostly moving around some distance apart as they searched for molluscs among the rocks. Finally they stopped together beside a rock pool where the small waves were breaking over the rocks. These birds are distinctly different form the Grey-tailed Tattlers I had photographed some time ago on Sandgate Beach, about 15 kilometers from this location. These birds were much darker grey, had a distinct different white markings above the eye, and were feeding on the rocks every time that I had seen them. The image captures the two birds together, briefly pausing from their hunt around the rocky water verges, and is a good illustration of the preferred habitat of the species.
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