Sandpiper at McKeller

To: John Brown <>
Subject: Sandpiper at McKeller
From: Duncan McCaskill <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:55:49 +1100
Have you considered Latham's Snipe? They are fairly common in the area at this time of year. I saw one at McKeller Ponds a couple of days ago. (Last night there were a couple of Red-kneed Dotterels. They don't match your description apart from being "sharply demarcated".)

Latham's Snipe do have a streaked breast and white belly, as can be made out is this rather poor photo. They also have sharply pointed wings a look a bit "sandpiper-ish" in flight.

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On 26 January 2014 11:30, John Brown <> wrote:


Twice with morning I accidentally flushed a sandpiper here at McKeller Ponds, the south side of the one closest to  Heney Close.


I only saw it in flight. It appeared had a streaked breast and white belly, which appeared in flight to be sharply  demarcated.


If anyone happens to get a better look and can positively identify it, please let me know what it is.





John Brown



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