I have never seen any over-wintering
Sharp-tailed Sandpipers myself. Are there many records for them to over-winter
I know that many Turnstones, Eastern Curlews,
Bar-tailed Godwits, Red-necked Stints and Grey-tailed Tattlers do over-winter
each year in Australia (as I have seen) but I did not think Sharpies were
regular over-wintering waders.
[ On Behalf Of Rod Corinaldi
Sent: Thursday, 17 June 2004 11:09
A surprise sighting at Lake
Victoria, Point Lonsdale on Wednesday was a tight flock of 90
sharp-tailed sandpipers, with a few in breeding plumage. I have not seen a
sharp-tailed sandpiper in the Lake area since the last week of March. Two of
the flock were carrying Victoria red flags.
Additionally there were around the
usual 200 or so red-necked stints which are generally here right through our