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Whimbrel (Image ID 29413)
Photographed byRay Hastings on Mon 4th Dec, 2017 and uploaded on Thu 8th Feb, 2018 .
CommentManaged to get a a photo of this whimbrel on the local beach at the mouth of the Boyne River at low tide, very cautious bird and difficult to get close to. The plumage blends in very well with the mud and rock background.
EquipmentNikon D4, Nikon 400mm + 1.7 ext
1/800, f10, ISO 800
LocationBoyne Island, Boyne River Mouth (Queensland)
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