The word got around a day or two ago that some Red-necked Avocets had discovered the flooded paddocks at the back of the RAAF Base east of Sale. I don’t recall sighting this endemic wader before and their presence in our district is pretty unusual, so I snuck away from spraying the greens and headed over to the site.
The heading of today’s entry of course is the scientific name for this species. Although I usually tend to steer away from such ‘technical matters’ here, I found it interesting that I could understand the meaning for once – ‘a curved billed bird from Australia’!
Thanks for ‘the heads up’ Val – now, back to the spraying.