The following few shots were taken last weekend just as the tide began to drop and the first few exposed square metres attracted the stints. Nothing else arrived until the water dropped further, the stints always seem more impatient to get on with things!
|A juvenile Red-necked getting ready to take on all comers.|
|This adult scores more highly for technical ability and artistic interpretation.|
|The posturing never has the slightest effect (why bother?) and is followed by the charge.|
Later in the day with the mudflats exposed all was sweetness and light... almost.
|They would never have co-existed like this earlier in the day. Just having the space available seems to do the trick as they roved this way and that. No need to get excited, the big bird facing away is a Dunlin.|
|Any Red-necked that crossed the invisible line would cause the tail-up threat posture.|
|The Little was kept pretty busy.|
|I never saw the same posturing from the lone Temminck's Stint, it would only voice a warning.|