Re: Red-necked Phalarope near Melbourne

Subject: Re: Red-necked Phalarope near Melbourne
From: Rohan Clarke <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 09:54:25 +1000
>Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 09:19:00 +1000
>To:  (Dr Richard Nowotny)
>From: Rohan Clarke <>
>Subject: Re: Red-necked Phalarope near Melbourne
>At 09:20 AM 30-03-98 +1000, Dr Richard Nowotny wrote:
>>Last Thursday (26th March) a Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) was
seen at the Werribee Treatment complex. 

I too saw the bird on Sunday at the same location mentioned along with 12
Pectoral Sandpipers and about 200 more commonly encountered waders (Red
necked stints and Sharp tailed Sandpipers. I returned on Monday (30th of
March) at about 0930 but could not re-locate the Pharalope during 45 mins
searching. Only 2 Pectoral Sandpipers along with about 30 other waders were
present. As it was low tide during my  visit on Monday the stage of the tide
may be important. Does anyone have more recent information for others
wishing to search for this bird.

Cheers Rohan Clarke

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