Goldfields deluge attracts mass bird flock

"A MAJOR bird breeding spectacle is underway in Western Australia's Goldfields region for the first time in almost 20 years.

Thousands of banded stilts, a species of nomadic wading bird, have abandoned wetlands around the WA coast and flocked to Lake Ballard, about 150km north of Kalgoorlie, after some areas of the vast and usually dry salt lake received an entire year's rainfall in just a few days.

The birds await such infrequent events to breed en masse."

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More info and a photo on the ABC News website.

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