ID help please

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Subject: ID help please
From: Robin Hide <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:25:38 +1100
At the F Sewage Ponds this morning, we saw a small wading bird on the northern end of the east bank of Pond 4 which was at the extreme range of binoculars and camera. It was markedly smaller than the single Latham's Snipe which was further south on the same bank. the attached photo is very poor but it does give the overall colour patterning of the body and head.
I think the bill was sandpiper length in contrast to the long snipe one.
Any suggestions most welcome

Other highlights were 4 Dollarbirds on the lines beside Dairy Rd (2 adult feeding 2 DY), and a ?Little Eagle soaring away in the distance.

Robin Hide

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