Also at Isabella pond

To: shorty <>
Subject: Also at Isabella pond
From: helen walker <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:46:57 +0000
Black winged stilt spotted today at Isabella Pond, also an Intermediate Egret.  Didn't see the wee sandpiper.
Then at Tharwa saw the Rainbow Bee Eater

Thank you for information about Isabella Pond.
Helen Walker and Bruno (aged 7)

On Mon, 7 Oct 2019 at 18:07, shorty <> wrote:
A great find indeed, Sandra.

I would like to again thank you for your post on the chatline about this bird. It is great to see the sharing of sightings for all to enjoy.

For me this bird gave me a lifer (400 species), an A.C.T. lifer (241 species) and took me up to 212 species for this Year in the A.C.T. so i am a happy chappy indeed 😀


On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 5:28 PM sandra henderson <> wrote:
so pleased a few people got the opportunity to see it! 
I note that the last record for the species in the ACT in eBird is a sighting in 2008 at Lake Ginninderra, so quite a rarity these days


On Mon, 7 Oct 2019 at 16:25, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

Yes a whole crowd assembled to see this bird. Nice opportunity.  Not especially easy as it crossed from one side and length of the pond to the other a few times. Surely lots of photos were taken. Strangest thing was Lia walked about a metre past it, not knowing, because it was perched on the lower side of the wall, whilst we watched this from far away, having watched it fly across.




From: shorty [
Sent: Monday, 7 October, 2019 11:11 AM
To: sandra henderson
Cc: COG Chat
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Also at Isabella pond


Thanks Sandra, got the Common Sandpiper👍


On Mon, 7 Oct 2019, 09:45 sandra henderson, <> wrote:

A possible common sandpiper


Still not great on IDiing these waders. Pre White under, bobbing continuously. Again, on Isabella side now, but very wary and flying several times across pond can't get close enough for phone photo



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