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Shortland NSW 2307

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Wood Sandpiper

Unlike many migratory shorebirds, in Australia the Wood Sandpiper shuns coastal mudflats, instead occurring in shallow, freshwater wetlands, usually where there is grass or aquatic plants protruding above the water, and often with trees and much fallen timber. It is this latter preference which provides the species with its name. The species feeds by wading in belly-deep water, pecking at insects on the water’s surface, or sweeping its bill from side to side under water, or probing the mud, sometimes with its head submerged beneath the water.
[Info from http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/wood-sandpiper]