RE: Latham's Snipe at West Belconnen Pond

To: 'Christine' <>, 'Lori Gould' <>
Subject: RE: Latham's Snipe at West Belconnen Pond
From: Suzanne EDGAR <>
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:04:40 +0000

Clever you !



From: Christine [
Sent: Saturday, 17 August 2019 5:29 PM
To: Lori Gould <>
Cc: Anthony Willis <>;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] RE: Latham's Snipe at West Belconnen Pond


Also at WBP on Monday I saw a wader flying away from me, and could not positively id it. Another birder and I also searched again on Tuesday to no avail, but today I saw at least two Snipe at the pond. Photo below.  



On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 3:50 PM Lori Gould <> wrote:

Hi Tony,

That makes sense. Here is a note I got from Dave (Victorian Wader Study Group):

        Hi all,

        Thought you'd all be interested that the first snipe of the season for Australia was reported on Friday from near Ipswich, Qld  (

        This is about 10 days earlier than the long-term average...

        Regards, Dave

Time to start keeping our eyes open!

Cheers Lori

Lori Gould
Program Manager
Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (Jerrabomberra Wetlands)

M: 0439 030 058
PO Box 58 Fyshwick ACT 2609

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Willis <>
Sent: Wednesday, 14 August 2019 3:36 PM
Subject: Latham's Snipe at West Belconnen Pond

A friend of mine who walks his dog at West Belconnen Pond tells me he observed his first Latham's Snipe for this season at West Belconnen Pond on Monday (12th August).  He didn't have sightings on Tuesday or Wednesday - but those days were foggy so maybe the Snipe was just laying low, like most Canberrans.

Tony Willis

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