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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Dotterels and Stilts .........




I hope I've got their names correct
the little plump close-to-the-ground birds are Red-Kneed Dotterel
and the birds with those elegant long red legs are Pied Stilts

Both are seen in and around wetland and swamp areas
and seem to generally stay in pairs

I love how the Dotterel stand still in the shallows
with their dumpy outline clearly reflected.



These pics were taken at the Greenfield Wetlands



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21 comments:

Joe said...

The reeds in that top photo frames the subject perfectly Dianne. Wonderful nature photography Dianne.

Eaton Bennett said...

Your composition is great! The Triptych is very nice, lovely photography. :)

ClickNCamera said...

Love the framing curves...great shot!

Andrew said...

I like the way you have framed the first photo with the reeds. Neither bird is familiar to me.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful series of images Dianne, you are quite the birder with that new camera of yours.

Rebecca said...

Wow, love those pinkish legs. And the framing of the photos is nice.

Cezar and Léia said...

Gorgeous critters and you got wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing!
hugs
Léia

mick said...

Beautiful photos and a perfect place to photograph waterbirds. Wish I could get that close to Dotterels!

Amanda said...

Lovely! will have to try and visit Greenfield when I'm near Adelaide next.

HansHB said...

A great WBW post!
Nice to see!

NatureFootstep said...

the Dotterel is really goodlooking. And of course the stilt too. :)


my entry is not goodlooking. :)
http://nfmoroccobirds.blogspot.se/2013/01/eremitibis-geronticus-eremita-northern.html

Stephanie said...

Nice pretty shots!

Jim said...

Beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

I enjoyed those pretty birds, cute shots!

Karen said...

Lovely shots. I like the way the grass frames the birds in the first photo.

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - I remember seeing my first "Red-Kneed" at a Sewage Works near Geelong!

The Stilt is a Black Winged Stilt - you can tell because the back of its neck is black!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Kerri said...

Beautiful birds!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

They are lovely shorebirds!

Gary said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

missing moments said...

Love those pied stilts, so appropriately named!

Wally Jones said...

What wonderful images! I love seeing the environment around them.

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