Eurasian Curlew- False Alarm

Subject: Eurasian Curlew- False Alarm
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000 14:52:49 +1000
Well, unfortunate, but at least I don't now have to drive to Newcastle (
from Adelaide)in this hot weather.

At 11:12  3/02/00 -0800, you wrote:
>I finally found two Eastern Curlew at Picnic Point -The Entrance
>yesterday(2/2). The bird of interest had a very short bill probably 4-6
>cm shorter than its companion. After observing the bird resting,
>preening and feeding for 1 1/2 hours it finally lifted its wings to
>reveal barring . This confirmed a glimpse of a russet-brown rump
>earlier, that indeed this bird was a Eastern Curlew.
>After consultation with Tony Palliser, who confirmed the UK obsever had
>based his identification on bill length and size, I'm reasoanably
>confident that I was observing the same bird and am happy to declare a
>false alarm.
>Allan Benson
>8 Sherston Close Niagara Park NSW Australia 
>Phone  61-243- 627189
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  Tony Russell,
  Adelaide, South Australia
  phone : 08 8337 5959  , o/s 61 8 8337 5959
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