Penguin & Hudwit
John Reidy <>
Mon, 31 Jan 2000 20:49:54 +1100
Further to Allen Benson's email re the penguin which he and his brother
Rob kindly staked out for us (ie. David Seymes, Grev and Margaret Reidyn
and myself) on Saturday morning, seeing the elephant seal along with
Sanderlings, Hooded Plover, Greenfinches, Striated Fieldwren made the
trip from Sydney very much worthwhile.
Special thanks go to Peter Menkhorst and Margaret Cameron for providing
advice with regard to access at Werribee. This enabled us to watch 4
Black tailed Godwits early on Sunday morning hoping that one would lift
its wings and reveal its identity. When they did they were all Black
Tails! After some large flocks of smaller waders came in another Godwit
landed beside them inside the frame of my telescope, revealing it as the
Hudwit. After we all were able to compare its features with the Black
Tails we left for Sydney.
The location for the Hudwit was as previosly described, around the
sweeping right hand bend in Port Wilson Road in the pond on the right
hand side opposite the end of the pond on the left.
Many thanks to all those podsting information on these rare sightings on
John Reidy Phone:9871 4836
Sydney Fax: 9871 2616
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