RE: Re: Report of SIPO at Kurnell, Sydney

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Subject: RE: Re: Report of SIPO at Kurnell, Sydney
From: "Troy Mutton" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 22:19:51 +1100
Just to clarify what I posted, "There has been a pair that bred there a month 
or 2 ago" I'm not referring to a pair of SIPO's, but a pair of Pied 

And in case anyone cares, I went to the Royal NP (NSW) after my brief trip to 
Kurnell, and the highlight was a single Wonga Pigeon on the southern part of 
Lady Carrington Drive, around 1 k from the carpark. Apart from that, it was 
very quiet. a few Lyrebirds, and the usual lesser-breasted blue swamp-emus. 
Virtually nothing on the forest path - there was more birding action where the 
bikes were riding, and the joggers running, which i found most strange. Has 
anyone done the trip to the Limestone caves "1.6" km from the track just south 
of the Paloma creek rest area? I was about to do it, but when i got around 400 
m from Lady Carrington drive, the overgrown weeds and the ratio of brown snake 
attack over seeing a Rock Warbler for the year became too strong so I turned 
back. If I was with someone else I might've continued, but yeah - I obviously 
didn't. If anyone has done it, is it worth the effort, and does the track clear 
up further along?

Cheers again

ubject: [Birding-Aus] Re: Report of SIPO at Kurnell, Sydney
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Hi Everyone,

I was at this spot briefly at around 7 on Sunday morning and saw 3 Aus. 
Oystercatchers, as well as the usual suspects - ie: pelicans, ibis, chestnut 
teal, swamphens etc. No SIPO's (as far as I could tell). There has been a pair 
that bred there a month or 2 ago that have ahad a juvenile around recently - 
could this be the SIPO? all I mean is a smaller/shorter bird (I've never seen 
one, so I'm just going off field guides as to difference).

Anyway - all the Oystercatchers I've seen there recently have been the same as 
the others: ie - Australian Pied Oystercatchers. I spent about 4 hours on the 
other side of the bay at Bonna Pt on the previous sunday (4th March) trying to 
find my yellow legged waders (which ended up being tattlers) and saw approx 9 
Pied Oystercatchers flying in the direction of Quibray Bay/the wader spot 
across the road from Cronulla High - ie: S/SW).

Any further info/photos? I'd love for this to be confirmed! I'll be out there 
on the weekend having a look for sure.



HI all,

I visited the 'Metromix" roost area this morning to check this out.

No Oystercatcher's at 11.00 and one Australian version at 12.15

Very little else there for the 3.30 or so High tide. Royal Spoonbill 1, 
Striated Heron 1 Juv and usual ibis, C Teal etc.,

Maybe if the person (Stephen Ransom) who reported it to Eremea Birds could post 
some comments it may be helpful?



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On 12/03/2007, at 22:36 , Murray Lord wrote:

A sighting has been submitted to Birdline NSW of a South Island Pied 
Oystercatcher from Kurnell on Sunday - see the latest sightings at

I have no more information than what's on the page at this stage.


Murray Lord

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