South-east Melbourne rarities

To: michael norris <>, birding-aus <>
Subject: South-east Melbourne rarities
From: Tim Jones <>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 07:39:24 +0000
Maybe it was a Little Stringer Plover.

> From: > To: > Subject: Re: 
> [Birding-Aus] South-east Melbourne rarities> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 12:13:08 
> +1100> > Many thanks to Evan and all> > Re below. These were all genuine 
> "observations" - but not today.> > The two Bayside Council area ones are a 
> result of my being something of a > local bird recorder. Both observers had 
> consulted the books... One was > able to check: the "Gagarney" was a Black 
> Duck.> > The Azure Kingfisher got into the Bird Observer's 'Unusual 
> Sightings'. I > let them know that the next day I saw a Sacred Kingfisher 
> there and noted > that its breast was "near orange". The closest creek (with 
> the worst water > quality in Melbourne) is about 8kms away.> > As for the 
> Braeside Park "Little Ringer Plover" (and I did use quotation > marks), it 
> was identified by someone with all the gear (like a > telescope...). Using my 
> bins it was clearly a juvenile Red-kneed Dotterel.> > Happy April to all> > 

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