White-rumped Sandpiper at Shoalhaven Heads, NSW

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Subject: White-rumped Sandpiper at Shoalhaven Heads, NSW
From: Nigel Jackett <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 13:44:05 +1100
Hi everyone,

Carla and I found a White-rumped Sandpiper roosting at high tide with 
Red-necked Stints on the foredune at the old rivermouth, Shoalhaven Heads, this 
morning. Best access is from the parking area at the east end of River Road. 
The sandpiper appeared slightly larger than the stints, was browner, had some 
flank streaking, long primary projection and dark legs. We didn't flush it to 
check rump colour. See Birdline NSW for a pic and more info.

Little Terns have started laying eggs near to where the stints were roosting, 
so be mindful of not crushing eggs.


Nigel and Carla Jackett

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