Arrival date for Latham's Snipe

Subject: Arrival date for Latham's Snipe
From: "Marc Anderson" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 22:47:06 +0000

Hi all,

         had a short visit to McGraths Hill STW yesterday 15/8 (western Sydney) & flushed a single Lathams Snipe from the edge of one of main pond near to the road. A beautiful day weatherwise, it seemed the birds thought is was spring too, as Skylarks & Clamorous Reed Warblers were in full song. There must of been dozens of Little Grassbirds mournfully whistling in each of the well-vegetated ponds & a single Chestnut-breasted Mannikin was tinkling away.

 Other birds of note included an Olive-backed Oriole & a pair of Peregrines.

A friend also mentioned that an (early?) Koel was heard yesterday in the Jannali area, south of Sydney.  


Marc Anderson

57 Parklands Ave
Heathcote. NSW.2233
ph: 02 9548 0448


>From: "Vella" <>

>To: <>
>Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Arrival date for Latham's Snipe
>Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 19:18:54 -0700
>Not really sure where the Edithdale wetlands are, but I had 2 Lathams Snipe on 11th August 1996 at Collieroy Dam at Richmondvale (about 160 km north-west of Sydney). However, I heard from someone, that they often arrive around the first full moon of August, which I think was at the beginning of this month.
>By the way, does anyone have any further new regarding Collieroy dam if it is being affected by development?
>Edwin Vella
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