Help With Unidentified Bird

Subject: Help With Unidentified Bird
From: "Pedionomus" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 10:26:14 +1000
   Hello all,
   Just a quick further addition to Chris' comments about this bird.
   Our final observation of this bird was after we attempted to walk out
   to the bird, firstly to disturb the bird to fly again (our clapping
   and shouting form the waters edge was being ignored), but also to get
   some closer photos. We managed to get quite close before the bird took
   flight. Again the pure white rump was most noticable, but also the
   legs did not appear to project out beyond the tail.
   Also in flight, the bird was only heard to call once, a single
   squeaked 'jeeit', no repeating of its call like that of the Wood or
   Curlew Sandpiper. This was the only time during our observation that
   the bird called.
   David Parker

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