The day before it was a Double-banded Plover amongst the Red-capped Plovers at Cairn Curran. This time it was a lone Red-necked Stint, enjoying the company of others as it foraged on a small area of exposed mud near Captains Creek.
Todays post is dedicated to the memory of Joan Butler, who passed away last week aged 84 years. Joan had a wonderful love and knowledge of Australian birds, especially those from places around Newstead including the Sandon bush and Muckleford forest. Her interest stemmed from when she was a child attending school in Sutton Grange … I especially remember her story of the Grey Shrike-thrush that came each spring to nest on the window sill, opposite the teacher’s desk. Joan lived for many years at Captain’s Gully overlooking Cairn Curran Reservoir.