SIPO, Woody Point update

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Subject: SIPO, Woody Point update
From: "Andrew Stafford" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 19:40:29 +1000
Hi birders,
The SIPO (South Island Pied Oystercatcher) was easily viewed today between 1.30 - 2.15 pm in the vicinity of Woody Point, on either side of the jetty. Although it spent much of the time resting, it was easily picked out among some 15 OZPOs by virtue of its smaller size. The extremely long bill, small head, short legs and peculiar stance are also very apparent.
The flock was later disturbed by encroaching children, and rather than flying west to Pelican Park, instead the birds rounded Woody Point and flew north to a rock platform south of Redcliffe Point, at the top of Margate Pde (map reference 2C, f 7, UBD Brisbane Street Directory).
This is a particularly accessible bird and should be easily visible to interested birders for as long as it chooses to remain in the area.
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