To: "canberrabirds" <>
Subject: Kellys
From: "martin butterfield" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 17:14:47 +1100
I wandered out to Kellys on Sunday lunchtime to try my luck at wader
identification, recognising that a pectoral sandpiper is even more like a
sharp-tailed than are stints.  At least this one was remarkably obliging in
how close it let me get (say 10m).  My conclusion is that it was probably a
pectoral so I'll put in a RP report.

Also on deck were 4 black-fronted plovers.  2 of them were juveniles with
plain white fronts.

En route to get up close and personal with the sandpiper approximately 6
Latham's snipe flushed from the long grass as I walked through it.  I didn't
see any snakes in
there, but thought about them a fair lot.

The flies reported in the message from Allan and Hazel were definitely still
in evidence although the weather was generally better.


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