Stilt loves the shallows

Bob Trask snapped this Pied Stilt near the Calliope River Anabranch.

BIRDS OF BOYNE AND TANNUM with Bob Trask

A medium sized black and white wading bird, the Pied Stilt is found throughout Australia where there are areas of shallow water.

They congregate in areas of both salt and fresh water such as tidal flats, wetlands, ponds and around lakes etc.

They are most often seen in groups wading and catching tiny invertebrates on the water’s surface using their long, slender tweezer like bills.

This shot was taken in Gladstone near the Calliope River Anabranch.