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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Look for the red knees..

Red-kneed Dotterel, Mildura

This guy has taken up residence where the Black-fronted Dotterel chick below was raised. No breeding that I know of at this wetland but I did see a chick this year when we went Broken Hill-Menindee-Pooncarie. 

Actually wanted to post a picture from that trip but thought twice with the duck shooting season... It's a bit sad when you have to censor your blog posts and location of photos to protect the birds! It was something that came up in discussion with the unusual Malleefowl sighting. Should we actually tell people details when we see such things? Here's hoping that the Malleefowl can disperse soon and become less of an easy target. 

17 comments:

  1. Great photo!
    Never seen this kond of bird before!

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  2. Beautiful photo of the Dotterel. It's a sad world when we need to hide the place where we see wildlife in case someone disturbs or kills it.

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

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  4. The Dotterel is a cute bird, wonderful photo.

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  5. It is something to think about. I think we just need to be mindful with whom we are sharing. :)
    Lovely capture!

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  6. Very nice image! It's quite a dilemma on whether to post location information. I'm sorry you're in that position.

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  7. Nice photo of this bird I'm not sure if we have here in my country?
    Maybe it's not necessary to tell everything about the birds?
    Thanks for your comment, Amanda!
    Greetings Pia

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  8. Very nice image of a handsome bird, Amanda

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  9. I feel your pain. We now have the endangered Whooping Cranes on mostly private land in our neighborhood and have to fend off reporters who will certainly cause a rush of visitors and trespassers to see them. We do not report the positions of Bobcats as their pelts can command over $1,000.00 US.

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  10. I know exactly what you mean, I have to censor locations out at times because I am not sure what kind of people read my blog from google search...we have duck hunters here which is beyond my comprehension...you have some lovely photos on here.

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  11. I find it especially sad when hunters shoot in areas right next to wildlife preserves. What kind of sport is that?

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  13. Yes, it is sad when our joy at seeing nature's beautiful creatures can be used to destroy them. What a world we live in. Lovely pictures and I'm pleased to have found your blog.

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  14. A beautiful bird...sad to think about people spoiling things.

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