Snipe surveys

To: 'canberra birds' <>
Subject: Snipe surveys
From: Ian Baird <>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:45:12 +0000

No Latham’s Snipe seen at Norgrove Park, Kingston today, Sunday 21/8/16. List of 15 spp. ‘Water-related’ birds: Dusky Moorhen (6), Eurasian Coot (1), Pacific Black Duck (6), Purple Swamphen (1), Masked Lapwing (1), Silver Gull. Will record on eBird.

Ian Baird.


From: Jane Gregor [
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:15 PM
To: Mark Clayton <>; 'canberra birds' <>
Cc: 'Lori Gould' <>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] snipe surveys






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From: Mark Clayton <>

Date: 20/08/2016 10:13 AM (GMT+10:00)

To: 'canberra birds' <>

Cc: 'Lori Gould' <>

Subject: [canberrabirds] snipe surveys


Morning all,


I have just finished doing the surveys for Latham’s Snipe on the two McKellar ponds. Any self respecting snipe would have turned around and headed back to Japan given this morning’s weather - cold, windy and occasional drizzle – so none were recorded! The only real things of interest was a Black Swan on a nest on the small pond and a possible nest on the large pond given the behaviour of a male who took a keen interest in me. There were at least 8 Red-rumped Parrots investigating holes in one or two of the logs placed in the small pond and a single Golden-headed Cisticola, also on the small pond. Both ponds were very quiet in comparison to previous surveys I have carried out on them. Eurasian Coots in particular were very thin on the ground.


COG record sheets will be filled in.



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