Re: Wader Identification at Long Reef.

To: birding aus <>
Subject: Re: Wader Identification at Long Reef.
From: Gary Wright <>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 13:13:39 +0930
Hi Mark
>From your description of bird 1 I thought it was going to be a curlew
sandpiper.  After looking at the pictures and my connection dropping out
quite a few times, I managed to get thoroughly confused.  I would say that
the bird in the photograph doesnt appear to have yellow legs and yellow legs
would complicate things


2009/10/17 Tom and Mandy Wilson <>

> My thoughts:
> 1st bird is (on balance of probability) a Sharp Tailed Sandpiper (I have
> seen these at Long reef before)
> 2nd bird is a Red Knot?  To me, it doesn't look white enough to me to be a
> Sanderling and size matches vs the other birds as well make me think it's a
> bit too big.
> Cheers
> Tom Wilson

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