18 September 2017

After the Storm



The typhoon came and went..................







Pretty windy but uneventful. The rain relented in the afternoon and we went to check the local beaches....................

We found a small flock of 30 or so Red-necked Pharalopes.


They were obviously blown inshore by the typhoon...................








The sea was very rough and it was still very windy.................making it very hard to photograph these tiny birds bobbing around in the filthy surf.




This is one of my favourite birds and we don't seem them from land very often.





Nothing else around...................






Despite the rough seas only one briefly came ashore.


Shame the dark skies made the windy conditions even harder. Still, I spent an enjoyable hour trying to get some shots. 700mm is not ideal but it was so windy I didn't want to take my teleconverter off on the beach.








4 comments:

  1. Glad to hear the the phalaropes suffered no apparent harm in the storm. Is the dirty water the result of the sand being agitated by the strong winds, or is it due to other more sinister reasons?

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    1. I guess it's soil and stuff washed downstream by the rain: perhaps then combined with sand churned up by the waves. The rivers are brown anyway after heavy rain and the river mouths and adjacent coasts are the same colour.

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  2. VERY attractive collection of Phalarope. It's a wader that I often forget is a wader, if you see what I mean

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    1. I love them.........tiny little birds bobbing around in the sea..........

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