"Robert Inglis" <>, "birding-aus" <>
"Gruff Dodd" <>
Sun, 29 Oct 2000 01:59:18 +0100
It's not easy to tell from the video stills, but maybe Broad-billed
Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)? This usually has a forked
supercilium, and has a straighter bill than Curlew Sand, drooping at
the tip. It's also a little smaller than Curlew Sand (Dunlin-sized).
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Robert Inglis
> Sent: 29 October 2000 17:32
> To: birding-aus
> Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Mystery sandpiper
> Hello all,
> (especially the shorebird/wader experts)
> On Friday 27/10/2000 I spent some time practicing with my
> video camera by taping
> some scenes of birds at Woody Point, SE Qld, Australia.
> While reviewing the tape I noticed a sandpiper amongst the
> flock of Curlew
> Sandpipers that seems to be a bit 'different' to the others.
> I was struck by what appears to be a split supercilium and
> a somewhat different
> Some images taken from frames of the video tape have been
> placed on a new page
> on my web site.
> The images can be viewed by going to:
> Constructive comments on possible identification are welcome.
> Should be interesting........
> The area where I saw the bird is approx 100 metres East of
> the Woody Point
> Woody Point is on the Redcliffe Peninsula just to the north
> of Brisbane.
> Bob Inglis
> Woody point SEQld,
> 27 deg 15min S; 153 deg 5 min E
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