Major Success for Minor Twitch

Subject: Major Success for Minor Twitch
From: allan benson <>
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 08:30:59 -0800
Eight birders turned up last night(30/12/) at Cedars Rd swamp near
Newcastle to see the Painted Snipe. A delightfully cryptic male was
located "inside" a stump in the mud hiding from the prying eyes of the
birders and the preying eyes of the patrolling White-breasted Sea
Eagles. The female was seen prior to our arrival but unfortunately
remained out of sight for the duration of the time we spent there.  

As a bonus a single  Wood Sandpiper and Black-tailed Native Hen were

Thanks to Richard Baxter for his posting.

Allan Benson
8 Sherston Close Niagara Park NSW Australia 
Phone  61-243- 627189

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