ID help please

To: martin butterfield <>
Subject: ID help please
From: Lindell <>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 17:59:13 +1000

Hope this will answer your questions on ID. There were 2 of these at the FSPonds (4pm) in the poo pond on the left with the least amount of water in it. I was able to get quite close with neither of them minding - too busy feeding. There were 2 Black-fronted Dotterels in the first pond on the right so they were a good comparison for size. These two were slightly finer/smaller.
So no doubt they are the Red-necked Stints. I did go out to see the Whiskered Tern but it was elsewhere.


On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM, martin butterfield <> wrote:
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 [
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

Griffith ACT



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