sharptailed sandpipers

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Subject: sharptailed sandpipers
From: "Keith Brandwood" <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 11:30:19 +1100
Hi all,  What a hell of a hot day it was yesterday, spent most of the morning at Boat Harbour where there was a lovely cool sea breeze, saw a Red-necked Stint with orange flag on right leg. also a Little Tern with Black over silver on right leg and blue over silver on left leg.
Called in at Mason Park must have been 45+ you could not touch the tripod it got so hot. There was about 70 Sharpies feeding with 20 Curlews SPs all the Sharpies had there mantle feathers raised about 50degrees to their back,
 presume this is a method of cooling.
There were also about 30 Forktailed Swifts feeding over the Fruit Bat colony at the entrance to Boat Harbour, sorry Edwin, or have you managed to tick this one as there have been many sightings this year.
The above locations are all suburbs of Sydney for those that don't know.
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