ID help please

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Subject: ID help please
From: Robin Hide <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:17:34 +1100
General agreement that this appears to be a young Black-fronted Dotterel - many thanks indeed for all the rapid helpful comments. A closer look at the wider photo showed also that there were two birds a few metres apart which we had not picked up with the binos - both of similar appearance.
Robin Hide

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

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