Painted Snipe at Banyule - 2 birds?

Subject: Painted Snipe at Banyule - 2 birds?
From: Celia & Russell Browne <>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 22:00:32 +1000
I guess I should publicly answer Michael's message of yesterday.  Last
night I replied to him privately.  Apologies if people were misled by my
posting of 25th October.

You  will understand that, when I first saw the PS on the 25th I was
enormously excited.  This was a new bird for me & I had only Pizzey with
me.  I was also alone.  Looking at the book, it didn't appear at all
like the female pictured - so I assumed it was a male!  I was wrong of
course.  The experts then flocked to Banyule & now many, many excellent
birders have since seen & confirmed that it is an immature FEMALE
Painted Snipe.

Sorry for any confusion caused.  Celia  : - (

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