Red-necked Stints at Fyshwick Sewage Ponds

To: "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Red-necked Stints at Fyshwick Sewage Ponds
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 17:15:12 +1000

In case anyone is still wondering, there are two of them and they are definitely Red-necked Stints. Still there after lunch. Note Frank Antram saw Sharp-tails yesterday at pools in the paddocks towards the Molonglo mouth. At this time of year migratory waders are well and truly on the move. Hopefully there will be more!





From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Sunday, 9 September 2012 11:18 AM
To: Mark Clayton
Cc: Robin Hide; Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] ID help please


A birder we spoke to at Fivebough (Leeton) on Thursday said that he had seen both  Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and   Red-necked Stint recently.  He also thought that the recent strong winds may have sent the migrants further East than the Riverina.



On 9 September 2012 10:42, Mark Clayton <> wrote:



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 [mailto:m("","robin.hide");" target="_blank">]
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



Martin Butterfield


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