Wondering Tattler at Boat Harbour, Sydney

Subject: Wondering Tattler at Boat Harbour, Sydney
From: Tun Pin Ong <>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 06:44:04 -0700 (PDT)
The tattler at Boat Harbour is said to be Wandering Tattler because of its 
slaty grey plumage, its call and habitat. The primary projection is the same 
length as the tail, but this feature has appeared in many Wandering Tattlers 
photographed in Australia.
On my last trip on 01 April, I took a few photographs of the tattler at Boat 
Harbour that show some barring on the rump. According to "Waders of Europe, 
Asia and North Ameria" by Message and Taylor, this should point to Grey-tailed 

See attached photo links:

Interesting also the bird photographed a week earlier on 24 March did not show 
any barred rump, or was the lighting not good enough for this one? Or was it 
different bird?

I still think and hope that this is Wandering Tattler. Look forward to your 
comments. My full blog link is

Tun-Pin ONG
St Leonards, NSW

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