Re: Wader Identification at Long Reef.

To: "'Tom and Mandy Wilson'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Wader Identification at Long Reef.
From: "Mark and Mandy Young" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 20:22:07 +1100
Thanks for the input Tom,

I didn't think of a Sharp-tailed SP as Morcombe's doesn't list them as
visiting reef platforms, only wetlands, sewage farms etc.

It's been suggested from another site that the second bird is perhaps a
Juvenile Red Knot. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom and Mandy Wilson  
Sent: Saturday, 17 October 2009 12:16 PM
To: Mark and Mandy Young; 
Subject: Re: Wader Identification at Long Reef.

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.
Tom Wilson

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