Bar-tailed Godwits +Azure KF, Black Falcon, W Goshawk, Pilotbird

To: "Julienne Kamprad" <>, <>
Subject: Bar-tailed Godwits +Azure KF, Black Falcon, W Goshawk, Pilotbird
From: "John Cummings" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 10:31:39 +1000

Some times first year birds will over winter.  I have more often seen Whimbrels and Eastern Curlews here during winter.  20 is a fair number, were they at a high tide roost? 

Depending on departure and return we will often see migratory waders in breeding plumage.  Bar-tailed Godwits are the most noticed probably due to size and color.

All my experience is from further north so there may be some variations this far south.

Were these birds showing breeding plumage?

Sounds a great weekend. 


John Cummings

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From: Julienne Kamprad [
Sent: Wednesday, 15 June 2005 9:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Bar-tailed Godwits +Azure KF, Black Falcon, W Goshawk, Pilotbird


Dear Coggers
It seems  the Bar-tailed Godwits are overwintering. Do we ever see them in breeding plumage in Australia?

Julienne K

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