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"Bob Cook" <>
Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:16:41 +1100
Three of us spent the day at Werribee WTP today (Saturday). We were helped
to locating the Hudwit at about 10:00 a.m. by a group already there and
caught a couple of confirmatory underwing glimpses. It was in the company
of three other Godwits and a large range of other characters on Walshes
Lagoon. Other distinguishing features were the subject of much conjecture
at scope distance, but a more definite eyebrow seemed to be quite clear.
When we returned to Walshes at about 3:30 p.m. another couple of birders had
also been watching the Hudwit and said they had identified a Pectoral
Sandpiper in the same area. We couldn't spot it in a brief scan.
We had a great day up to about 5:00 p.m. at various other spots. Highlights
included a Black Falcon flushed from the ground just inside the T-Section
gate, several Great-crested Grebes on the river and at T-Section, three
Peregrine Falcons "playing" quite spectacularly with each other and a Black
Kite near the Conservation Ponds, Blue-billed Ducks and us "rescuing" a
White-faced Heron that was caught by its wings in some very dense bushes at
the edge of the River just near the crossing.
Bob Cook, Sadhana Cook, Marlene Lyell
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