Cable Seaside is famend for being a protracted sandy seaside with a blue ocean and blue skies. Additionally it is an ideal place for bird-watching and I’ve written many a publish in regards to the number of birdlife alongside its size. During the last couple of weeks the sandy seaside has turn out to be invaded by tomato jellyfish. Because the tomato jellyfish dry out they scent and it isn’t the scent of solar dried tomatoes, however extra the scent of lifeless fish! As you’ll be able to see within the header photograph there have been fairly just a few!
The tomato jellyfish are giant and the shorebirds can virtually disguise amongst them. There have been much less shorebirds on the seaside the opposite day than I anticipated, however with the scent I can fairly perceive them in search of elsewhere to roost at excessive tide! Listed below are just a few images of the shorebirds that did keep regardless of the tomato jellyfish being current.
The Purple-capped Plovers are resident in Broome, however do enterprise inland to the ephemeral lakes. Anyplace else can be much less smelly!
The one shorebird that appeared barely within the tomato jellyfish was a lone Purple-necked Stint. It had a decide on the base of the tomato jellyfish, however I’m not satisfied it thought it was worthwhile doing that!
Purple-necked Stint and tomato jellyfish
This isn’t the primary time we’ve got had an invasion of tomato jellyfish and I’m positive it gained’t be the final! They thrive in heat water and there have been a lot worse blooms than what we’re experiencing now. I’m not overly eager on the scent of lifeless fish and fortunately it’ll simply take just a few huge tides and Cable Seaside can be again to regular.