Re: Report of SIPO at Kurnell, Sydney

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Subject: Re: Report of SIPO at Kurnell, Sydney
From: "Murray Lord" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 19:57:24 +1100
I have exchanged a couple of emails with Steve and (with his permission) am 
forwarding what he told me.

First, yes it was at Metromix.

Second,  Steve says: "I spent a long time looking at it, both with my scope and 
binoculars. When it flew, I clearly saw that it had an almost completely white 
underwing; the white seemed to extend almost to the edge of the wing, where it 
turned greyish - there simply wasn't a black frame around the white part."  He 
didn't get a view of the back unfortunately.

I have raised the possibility of juvenile Pied Oystercatcher with Steve - see 
the plate in HANZAB which shows more white under the wing.  He hasn't had a 
chance to have a look at that plate yet, but at the moment his view has not 
changed, that the bird was a SIPO.

Let me know if anyone manages to locate the bird.


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