Another day and another successful catch, this is now 4 catches out of 4 attempts out of 4 days since arriving here south of the obs. Today's catch was again good and we caught a few Curlew Sandpipers today including the adult moulting in to breeding plumage above which I personally thought was a very smart individual to say the least.
Great Knots featured heavy in this catch as well as Grey tailed Tattlers, Terek Sandpipers and a few Greater Sandplovers.
I opted for the Great Knot processing team and managed to get a place on that team (Nice one Frank), well, you can't beat a bit of Great Knot action can you, especially when they look this good in the hand and behave impeccably, never making a fuss or wriggling around. They just let you get on with the job in hand. Great Knot is one my favourite species of wader in the hand for sure!
Photo above shows you the beach today where we were releasing the birds that had been processed and below shows you a rather stunning sunset over the plains bringing yet another day of this expedition to a close. No Australian Hobby this evening.