1. Red Capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus, Charadriidae : Plovers Dotterels etc.) SE NSW, Australia

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    The Red Capped Plover is a small wader endemic to Australia, that also occasionally makes it to NZ. Here we see one going about its business looking for food at the waters' edge at the mouth of the Bega River on the south coast of NSW, Australia on a clear crisp winters' day. In the soundscape are the calls of bellbirds.

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    • A Northumberland Adventure

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      A 'diary' film of a week spent in Northumberland around Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands in April 2015.

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      • Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica, Scolopacidae: Snipe, Godwit, Curlew, etc.) Merimbula, NSW, Australia

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        The Bar tailed Godwit breeds in the high arctic of Eurasia and in Western Alaska. It migrates south to escape winter. In New Zealand and Australia, this species is a frequently encountered bird in mudflats and estuaries in summer months. These birds come to us from eastern Siberia and Alaska. Here filmed at close range from a boardwalk in Merimbula on the south coast of NSW, Australia. Also featured is a Silver Gull, hanging around to monster the Godwits for larger prey items and a local resident wader, a Masked Lapwing.

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        • Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor) (Charadriidae: Plovers, Dotterel, Lapwings) (southwest NSW, Australia)

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          The Banded Lapwing is an inhabitant of open country, such as short grass, ploughed paddocks or stony country. Widespread in Australia but patchy in appearance. Not as often encountered as its close relation the Masked Lapwing see: https://vimeo.com/111074825 Also present are Galahs https://vimeo.com/108739880, Australasian Pipits https://vimeo.com/115237050 and (probably) Little Ravens - in the distance

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          • Pied / Black-winged Stilt, New Zealand birds. (Himantopus himantopus) (Recurvirostridae: Avocets, Stilts)

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            The cosmopolitan Pied or Black-winged Stilt appears to be a relatively recent arrival to New Zealand, probably arriving from Australia sometime in the 1800's. It has interbred with the now, critically endangered, endemic Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae). Many Pied Stilts in New Zealand appear to carry genes from the Black Stilt, as evidenced by the incomplete white neck collar, seen when they bend over to feed. Australian birds, all with clean white neck collars can be seen at https://vimeo.com/108690200.

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            • Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) (Recurvirostridae: Avocets, Stilts) (Newcastle, NSW, Australia)

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              The endemic Red-necked Avocet is found in both inland and coastal freshwater and saline wetlands. May move in large numbers to coastal locations when conditions dry out inland. Birds here filmed in the Newcastle area on the NSW coast some 160km north of Sydney. Also present are Black-winged stilts: https://vimeo.com/108690200

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              • Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) (Scolopacidae: Snipe, Godwit, Curlew, etc.)

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                The Bar tailed Godwit breeds in the high arctic of Eurasia and in Western Alaska. It migrates south to escape winter. In New Zealand and Australia, this species is a frequently encountered bird in mudflats and estuaries in summer months. These birds come from eastern Siberia and Alaska. Some birds found in New Zealand are known to have flown non-stop from Alaska - a journey of more than 11,000km! Birds filmed here were found on the north coast of New Zealand's North Island.

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                • Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (Scolopacidae: Snipe, Godwits, Curlews etc.)

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                  In Australia the Whimbrel is found in coastal locations during the warmer months of the year . Birds which migrate to Australia generally originate from eastern Siberia. Here filmed on the Cairns seafront in North Queensland. Can be found in Australia with the larger Eastern Curlew: https://vimeo.com/80878210

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