Lake Road A Painted-snipe

To: Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: Lake Road A Painted-snipe
From: David Rees <>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:37:47 +0000
Need to talk to young Geoffrey about that laser thingy he was using!!

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 7:59 PM, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
According to my reading on Google Earth its a tad over 100m!

On 3 February 2017 at 17:11, David Rees <> wrote:
Looking at my video and its time line.  I think the male had been sitting on the 'blob' before we saw it. As Geoffrey will attest, all this was happening about 90 m away from us so it was not obvious visually but only noticed when images were studied


On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 4:32 PM, Chris Davey <> wrote:

Certainly the male is closest to blob and could be still incubating. Will have to see if additional blobs appear.





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Subject: [canberrabirds] Lake Road A Painted-snipe


Circumstances not favourable for photography but it seems to me looking at a couple of not very serious snaps for the record that the pair MIGHT have a chick.  By no means conclusive.  I think Steve has video of an aggressive lunge by the male scattering the duck when they approached the possible chick location.  The cryptic patch does look a bit like the chick picture in HANZAB.




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