Today consisted of a canon netting session out on the shell bank. The nets went out but the wind and angle resulted in only a small catch of Barwits. Above shows a female Barwit of the race Baueri. I have been hoping to get some photos of these in flight in order to show the underwing, barred rump & uppertail but so far I have not been happy with any of the photos. In the image above you can see how barred the axillaries are compared to that of the race lapponica. I don't have much experience with this race apart from a few in China and Russia and so it is good for me to get more experience and familiar with them. The females of this race Baueri are large and even in the field they do stand out and seem to be some-what "stocky & well built".
Above shows you a Barwit - orange flag - AV. This bird would have been originally trapped and ringed in Victoria, Australia.
Above shows you satellite tagged Barwit - D8. Today is only the second sighting I have had of this bird since the original sighting.
Above shows you a small part of today's Red Knot flock with below showing now a weed - free shell bank at Miranda.