ID help please

To: "'Robin Hide'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: ID help please
From: "Mark Clayton" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:42:08 +1000



Looks more like a Red-necked Stint. Sharp-tailed Sandpipers have a distinctly rufous crown and darker underparts with some faint streaking. It is a bit hard to see the bill in this bird but that is not necessarily a diagnostic feature.





From: Robin Hide [
Sent: Sunday, 9 September 2012 9:57 AM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] ID help please


Seen at the Fyshwick Sewage Ponds  this morning, this single small (dotterel size)? wading bird at the far side of Pond 7.
Extreme distance so poor photo- I thought a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, but...?


At Fulica Hide, 5 Nankeen Night Herons in sight enjoying the warm spring sun.

Robin Hide


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