Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Port of Brisbane December 2018

Over the weekend of 15/16 December there was plenty of ‘rarity’ action around the Brisbane area, possibly due to the very ‘unsettled’ weather. Local birders found several unusual waders, the best being a Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis)
at Fisherman’s Island and Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta) near Sandy Cape Road Reserve at Lindum. We were fortunate to see the latter on Sunday but failed to find the sandpiper until Wednesday. Unfortunately my photographic efforts were fairly ‘abysmal’ but I did manage a short bit of video on the Sony Handycam which might be slightly more acceptable…

Buff-breated Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis) 
at Port of Brisbane 19 December 2018






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