|To:||"Birdline Victoria" <>|
|Subject:||Re: Sightings around Geelong and Port Philip Bay|
|Date:||Mon, 15 Nov 2004 13:05:05 +1100|
Sacred Kingfisher - Fyansford on Barwon River
Little Egret - Avalon Beach Salt Pits
2 X Brown Songlarks, 1 X Singing Bushlark - Avalon Airport - Dandos Road
2 X Black Tailed Native Hens - Barrow Pits, WTP.
Juvenile White Bellied Seaeagle - Conservation Lagoons, WTP.
Attention WTPer's: Over the last couple of months, dating back to when the Ruff was at the Paradise Lagoons, there has been a lone 'Black Tailed Godwit' hanging around with Black winged Stilts in the Paradise Lagoons. I found this odd, since there were 20-30 Black Tailed Godwits in the Barrow Pits at the time, and yet it prefered to stay at Paradise Lagoons by itself.
I didn't think anymore of it, until i noticed in my field guide that Hudsonian Godwits look nearly identical to Black-Tailed's, but have a different pattern underwing. If anyone gets the opportunity to observe the bird again, and gets a view of the underwing, it might be worth checking against Hudsonian..a long shot...but hey..
I do have photos of the bird, but not of the underwing. Is there any other markings that distinguish a Hudsonian?
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