Today I am at Miranda helping with a working bee around the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre, I'm into the weeding to help the planted coastal saltmarsh ribbonwood to be able to thrive. Fortunately there was time just before high tide to slip away to the bird hides nearby at the Findlay Reserve.
|High percentage of total wrybill World population visit Miranda|
|Wrybill-a unique bird with a bent to the right beak.|
Juvenile godwits are also seen, birds that have not made the epic flight to Alaska this season. There are however three much larger uncommon migrant wader birds to be seen and these are the rare and now endangered Eastern Curlew feeding on the mudflats straight out in front of the Godwit hide.
|Eastern curlew towers over four wrybill.|
|Three in a Row -Far Eastern Curlew.|
|Bar-tailed godwit with larger Eastern Curlew behind|