No luck with the Little Stint today

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Subject: No luck with the Little Stint today
From: "Rob Quinan" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 08:12:51 +1100
Hi All.
Just reporting that 4 of us (Alan Morris, Allan and Robin Benson and I) from the Central Coast, NSW, headed down to Cheetham Wetlands yesterday to try for the Little Stint. We were fortunate to meet the Ranger, John, at the gates and he took us in. Saved a long walk. Along with 2 others, Giles (surname escapes me, sorry) and Alistair Stewart, we searched extensively through the thousands of waders but had no luck.
We then checked along the bay where Rohan Clarke had reported seeing it, but again, despite seeing many Red-necked Stints, no Little. The rains came and eventually we gave up our search.
We were disappointed, but I was impressed with my first visit to this area, We saw many waders including RN Stints, Curlew, Marsh and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, a single Great Knot and Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshanks and Red-capped Plovers. It's a terrific place to visit.
Thanks to the rangers, John, Bernie and Alex for their help, and others for their posts to Birding-Aus.
Rob Quinan
Central Coast, NSW.
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