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.
--- On Tue, 1/13/09, kbrandwood <> wrote:
> From: kbrandwood <>
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Possible American Golden Plover at Boat
> 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