Possible Pectoral Sandpiper

To: 'shorty' <>
Subject: Possible Pectoral Sandpiper
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 02:08:10 +0000

Just a passing thought. In my young days (and around coastal Victoria & Qld) the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was an abundant summer migrant but the Pectoral Sandpiper was sort of rare, generally a one bird sighting. The ratio of these 2 species at our one little wetland appears to be quite different. As in I think the number of Pectoral Sandpiper records and individuals is not hugely less than the number of Sharp-tailed Sandpiper records and individuals. That might just be a consequence of it being an isolated small inland wetland.




From: shorty [
Sent: Thursday, 21 November, 2019 12:28 PM
Cc: canberra birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Possible Pectoral Sandpiper


Good spotting Ash. I saw that Tod had spotted it on the 19th but thought it was a Sharpie and this got me thinking. 


I have been seeing what i thought were two Sharpies for quite a few weeks now. I have started going though my pics and so far the earliest pic i have of the Pec is on the 15/11 so it may be worth while for people to go through older pics they have to see if we can work out how long it has been here.




On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 10:25 AM Ash Allnutt <> wrote:

On southern end of Kelley’s. Have have 2 people say it looks good for one from photos, will post photos when I get home.


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