Possible American Golden Plover at Boat Harbour,Sydney

To: kbrandwood <>
Subject: Possible American Golden Plover at Boat Harbour,Sydney
From: Tun Pin Ong <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 22:32:00 -0800 (PST)
Hi Keith,

I was able to view its left side only where even the 2 outestmost primaries are 
gone. Hopefully someone could look at its right side.

My main target was Wandering Tattler but I was not able to locate it which was 
reported 2 days earlier. Perhaps looking for Wandering Tattler plus checking 
out with this strange Golden Plover would make your trip worthwhile.

In fact I do not encourage going to Boat Harbour as I resent paying $19 to 
drive along the most substandard road I have ever encountered in Sydney. And 
the other national park coastal walk was too hard for me to carry my loads of 

Other birds I saw are:-
One 1st winter Red Knot
2 Bar-tailed Godwit
2 Curlew Sandpiper
~15 Pacific Golden Plovers in non-breeding plumage including the least 
attractive non-golden Plover.
~100 Red-necked Stints
plus other Sooty Oystercatchers, Crested Terns, etc.

I hope all the target birds will hang around long enough for many to see.

Tun-Pin Ong
St Leonards

--- On Tue, 1/13/09, kbrandwood <> wrote:

> From: kbrandwood <>
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Possible American Golden Plover at Boat 
> Harbour,Sydney
> To:  
> Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 4:49 PM
> Hi Tun, if some primaries and tertials are missing there is
> no chance of identifying this species as a AGP.
> keith b the beautiful Hawkesbury 60km N/W of Sydney

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