Re: Yellow Wagtail

To: "Di Johnson" <>, "birding-aus" <>, "Ann Lindsey" <>, "Dick Jenkin" <>, "Harold Tarrant" <>, "Liz Crawford" <>, "Neil Granter" <>, "Pat Carlton" <>, "Peter McLauchlan" <>, "Peter Phillips" <>, "Rowley Smith" <>, "Sue Hamonet" <>, "Tom Clarke" <>
Subject: Re: Yellow Wagtail
From: "Alan Stuart" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 21:20:08 +1100
An update: I went out to Ash Island (which is in the Hunter estuary near
Newcastle) late this afternoon and found no sign of the bird after about an
hour and a half of searching there.  However,
the tide was low and there was a lot of exposed grass, samphire etc where
it could
have been hiding, and there was a medium strength breeze blowing which
would have made it more inclined to be out of sight.  Maybe somebody else
will have more luck.

My consolation prize was a great view of a pair of Black-necked Stork
marching side by side across a paddock.  These birds have been regularly
on Ash Island for a couple of months now.

Alan Stuart

| From: Alan Stuart <>
| To: birding-aus <>
| Subject: Yellow Wagtail
| Date: Sunday, 20 February 2000 17:27
| I've been away all weekend with Hunter BOC up at Copeland - I will post
| details of some birds later on this great weekend.  Have just returned
| to find a message that a Yellow Wagtail has been seen on Ash Island - at
| the same place as back in 1998 - i.e. the third telephone pole along,
| by Swan Pond.  I won't be able to confirm that it's there until tomorrow
| night, but am posting the news now so that others may also have the
| to look out for it in the meantime.
| Alan Stuart

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