Banyule Snipe

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Subject: Banyule Snipe
From: "Tim Dolby" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 09:34:31 +1000
Just to confirm previous reports, the Painted Snipe was present at Banyule at 
the  'Lagoon with Rubbish', on the northern-most side of the wetland - the side 
closest to Banyule Rd. As described previously, look around the green plastic 
bag on the southern side. A good viewing point (as of yesterday at least) was 
next to the large metal gate on the top of the rise - look for the Grey 
Butcherbird feeding its young.

I was there between 2:30pm and 4:00pm. It slept to about 3:15, awoke and the 
prodded about a bit. Around 3:45, a couple of moorhen muscled past, which 
seemed to drive the bird back behind the grass tussocks immediately behind the 
green bag - at which point it remained very well hidden, occasionally popping 
HIS head out  for a timid look. Please note: Latham's Snipe are quite common 
here, so please don't get confused.

Best of luck,


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