Latham's Snipe

To: Denis Wilson <>
Subject: Latham's Snipe
From: Stephanie Haygarth <>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2015 05:44:25 +0000
Re Masked Lapwings, I saw and heard them while I was cross-country skiing near Perisher the other week.  This is the second time I have observed them well above the snowline in late August.  Presumably getting in early to bag a breeding spot despite the cold conditions.

On 07/09/2015, at 3:29 PM, Denis Wilson wrote:

Talk of Masked Lapwings still nesting in Canberra reminds me to post that the MLs of Eden have already got their hatchlings off and running. I have seen two separate families, both at the same stage. I estimate 7 to 10 days old.

On Monday, 7 September 2015, Denis Wilson <> wrote:

On Monday, 7 September 2015, David Rosalky <m("')","_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','davros");;" target="_blank">> wrote:

I was at Kelly’s yesterday around noon.  Saw one Latham’s Snipe.


While I was there, a Swamp Harrier flew in, accompanied in close escort by a raven and a pair of Masked Lapwings.  The latter have a nest on one of the little islands in the north portion.  The SH landed deep in reeds such that I could not see it, but its presence was heralded by the periodic dive-bombing of the MLs.  After about 30 minutes, the Harrier summed up the courage (or couldn’t stand the shrieks of the lapwings any more) and climbed out of the reeds to fly further down the swamp again with close escort.




From: Williams, Roger [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, 7 September 2015 2:02 PM
To: canberrabirds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Latham's Snipe


                 Latham’s Snipe at Kelly's Swamp to day, always nice to see them back.




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