Re: South Island Pied Oystercatcher (SIPO)

To: "Philip A Veerman" <>
Subject: Re: South Island Pied Oystercatcher (SIPO)
From: David Stewart <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 13:54:00 +1100
Dear Philip

South Island Pied Oystercatcher (SIPO), a rarity in Australia, and Pied
Oystercatcher (OZPO) had already been the subject of previous messages on
birding-aus and I was merely updating with directions on how to find SIPO
and the fact the bird was still present. When there is a current round of
discussion on birding -aus acronyms are often used. I expected people had
read these messages and were aware of the acronyms SIPO and OZPO already
used. Sorry if you didn't bother to read the messages on this subject. Fair go.

I would have preferred you directed your reply with this sort of remark to
me and not aired it on birding-aus.

David Stewart

At 11:45 20/01/99 +1100, you wrote:
>SIPO without the acronym explained was bad enough but what the hell is meant
>by OZPO's? Something owned by an OZPO, whatever that is.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: David Stewart <>
>To:  <>
>Date: Tuesday, 19 January 1999 17:10
>Subject: SIPO at Ballina
>>SIPO observed pm 19 January with Mike Carter, Bo Totterman and my son
>>Beach south of Ballina can be accessed via Boundary Road off Pacific
>>5kms south of Wardell bridge or Paddys beach access to the north. This
>>is 17kms long and the Oystercatchers were between these two accesses. A 4x4
>>vehicle is required for beach access otherwise you may have a very long
>>We were fortunate enough to see SIPO with two OZPO's, but just up the beach
>>was a large flock of 62 OZPO's with quite a few juveniles. Refer to Mike
>>Carters article in the Spring 98 issue of Australian Birding. The bird is
>>difficult to pick on the ground , but in flight the Greenshank like rump,
>>obvious white upper wing bar and much more white in the underwing is
>>obvious. This is of course when SIPO is flying with OZPO's.
>>David Stewart
>>David Stewart
>>P O Box 256
>>Mullumbimby  NSW 2482
>>PH/FAX 02 66840127
David Stewart
P O Box 256
Mullumbimby  NSW 2482
PH/FAX 02 66840127

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