ID please

To: 'Ann Eldridge' <>
Subject: ID please
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2023 04:19:06 +0000

Hi Ann,


Nice photos. Your ID is certainly correct. They are usually solitary. I wouldn’t call it rare there. Part of our problem is that we don’t have a word between common and rare, other than by inserting vague qualifier words………  . Even if they are rare, that does not rule it out! I guess it depends on the book and the geographic extent of the context given.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Ian Fraser
Sent: Monday, 13 February, 2023 2:54 PM
To: Ann Eldridge
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] ID please


Yep, that’s it. Not too uncommon along the coast but certainly not abundant. 

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On 13 Feb 2023, at 14:18, Ann Eldridge via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

I was at Murramarang photographing Sooty Oystercatchers & this fellow flew past.  The only ID I can find is an Eastern Reef Egret, but that is rare!   I have spent time in my books checking so could you please tell me if I am correct?

Thank you


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