Broome Semipalmated Plover photos in breeding plumage.

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Subject: Broome Semipalmated Plover photos in breeding plumage.
From: Adrian Boyle <>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:18:01 +0800 (WST)
Hi all 

Broome's Semipalmated Plover has changed plumage over the past few months and 
below is a link showing the most recent photos. 

The bird now being 2 years old is expected to depart Broome for its northern 
breeding grounds sometime over the next 7 weeks. 

This is the only individual that has stayed in the same place out of the 5 
birds now claimed in Australia over the past 2 years. 

The most recent photos are the first 3 in the gallery with the rest of the 
photos being mainly of the same individual at various times of the year since 
it was first discovered in October 2009. 
There are also several photos of the Victorian bird and the 2nd individual that 
was seen in Broome last year. 

On a different note migration of shorebirds in now in full swing and we have 
had daily leavings of Eastern Curlew and have even seen a flock of Greater Sand 
Plover migrate. 
Lets hope there is enough mudflat left in the Yellow Sea for at least this year 
so that the majority can have a successful migration. 
I will be departing for the Bohai sea in the NW of the Yellow Sea in a few 
weeks time to work on Red Knot with the Global Flyway Network. 
I will no doubt keep you updated on the destruction that is continuing at full 

Adrian Boyle 

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