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Curlew Sandpiper feeding

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

One of the more common shorebirds along Broome's beaches is the Curlew Sandpiper- Calidris ferruginea. They are often found in large mixed flocks and many have recently arrived from the Northern Hemisphere. All of the shorebirds that have recently arrived are hungry after their long flights to Australia. On the beaches they are not able to feed all of the time, because they are dependent on the tide. When the tide drops the mud is exposed and they can feed. We have had some of the biggest tides of the year recently. With movements of ten metres vertically a lot of mud has been exposed at...
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