Re: Wader Identification at Long Reef.

To: "'Gary Wright'" <>, "'birding aus'" <>
Subject: Re: Wader Identification at Long Reef.
From: "Mark and Mandy Young" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 20:07:48 +1100
Thanks for the reply Gary,

Though the colour of the legs for the first wader may not be apparent in
those photos, I have other ones where the leg colour is obvious.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Gary Wright
Sent: Saturday, 17 October 2009 2:44 PM
To: birding aus
Subject: Re: Wader Identification at Long Reef.

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
> bit too big.
> Cheers
> Tom Wilson

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