Bried sightings from Julia Creek (QLD)

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Subject: Bried sightings from Julia Creek (QLD)
From: Marc & Vikki Gardner <>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 19:24:38 +1000
G'day all,
Just paid a visit to the Julia Creek (Qld) sewerage treatment pond this afternoon after seeing over 40 Oriental Plovers there yesterday and to take some photos of them.
This afternoon, there was only one Oriental Plover but amongst the waders there was a lone immature Sanderling (which looked like a frosty white Sharp-tailed Sandpiper).  This is probably the first Sanderling record for the region as they are pretty rare inland apparently (Julia Creek is about 500k's inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Normanton and Karumba).  Within a 50 metre radius of the pond were other goodies like  a gorgeous male White-winged Fairy Wren, Spiney-cheeked Honeyeaters, Rufous Throated Honeyeaters, Australian Pratincoles, Glossy Ibis, Paperbark Flycatcher, Sharp-tailed and Marsh SandpipersRichards Pipit, Singing Bushlark and Red-necked StintsThe last few weeks we've also seen various waders popping in including Common Sandpipers and Common Greenshanks.
Marc Gardner
Jullia Creek QLD
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