ID advice please - Fyshwick Sewage ponds

To: "'Robin Hide'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: ID advice please - Fyshwick Sewage ponds
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 18:25:19 +1000
On the photo, your suggestion and balance of probability I'd agree that it looks most like a young BfPlover. The colours are right. But it might need a better look.
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From: Robin Hide [
Sent: Thursday, 12 May 2011 5:46 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] ID advice please - Fyshwick Sewage ponds

On the northern shore of Pond 5 this afternoon, amongst several magpie larks, there were two or three smaller birds.
The one to the right of this (poor) photo is, I think, a Black-fronted Plover, but the smaller one to the left (which I missed through binoculars) I am uncertain about.
It looks to be about half/two-thirds the size of the righthand BfPlover, and has what appears to be a black bar through the eye but no black band across the breast (?a young BfPlover?).
Advice welcome.


A light form Little Eagle came and perched in the pine trees to the south of the ponds, and then circled up on the blustery winds.

Robin Hide


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