Re: Are the Painted Snipe still at Cove Rd, Woodford, SEQld?

To: "Danny Rogers" <>, "Jill Dening" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Re: Are the Painted Snipe still at Cove Rd, Woodford, SEQld?
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:19:00 +1000
Hi all

We (Robert D & I) visited the Painted Snipe a few weeks ago and were
successful in seeing 4 birds. While there we talked to the neighbour (on
the left when facing the pond in question) and he offered us access to a
wetland on his property in the river valley behind his house. We went in
and checked out Magpie Geese, Cotton Pygmy-geese and a selection of
other 'common' waterbirds including Latham's Snipe. If the PS have moved
- it may not be far. This wetland was much more extensive and quite
suitable for PS. I am not suggesting we all rock up and ask for access,
but if there is a serious concern, it may well be worth checking out by
a single visitor? The neighbour did add that the owner of the original
PS location is quite 'private' and does not converse with anyone even
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 12:11:01 +1100, "Danny Rogers"
<> said:
> Hi Jill,
> Many thanks for the extra details on those Painted Snipe.
> I wouldn't be surprised if the recent rain and rise in water levels has 
> caused the birds to move on. I think shorebirds of inland wetlands are
> quite 
> sensitive to water level rises; if the water goes up 3 cm or so, then the 
> feeding areas they've been using are suddenly too deep to be accessible,
> and 
> it takes benthos a little while to colonise the new flooded areas at the 
> edges.
> Best wishes, Danny

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