Yellow Wagtail at WTP?

To: Chris Charles <>
Subject: Yellow Wagtail at WTP?
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 19:25:32 +1100
Here are my photos:

Some were taken through the windscreen, and all were taken with a compact 
camera, so the quality isn't the best, but hopefully there's enough detail 
there to id the subspecies.  Paul and Ruth will have better quality photos, but 
I'm not sure they got all the angles I got, so I've uploaded these.

We left the spot at about 5.30, by which time there were 6 other birders 
looking for it, but we hadn't seen it again since about 2pm.  It moved about 50 
or 100m north after each sighting, then later returned, so hopefully it will 
hang around there for a while.

We saw it 3 or 4 times, and every time we initially spotted it from the car, so 
I'm thinking that the best thing is to sit in the car scanning the saltbush by 
the road.

Peter Shute

From: Chris Charles 
Sent: Saturday, 21 February 2009 6:23 PM
To: Peter Shute
Cc: Birding-aus Aus
Subject: Yellow Wagtail at WTP?

Nice use of the technology guys.
Thanks for allowing us to share your excitement in real time.

Chris Charles
0412 911 184
33deg 47'30"S

On 21/02/2009, at 4:20 PM, Peter Shute wrote:

Cross the ford and follow the river till opposite the hide. The bird was beside 
the road near the cattle grid.

E144 35 27.9
S38 00 13.99

It hasn't been seen again since my last message.

Peter Shute

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From: McGowan, John
To: Peter Shute
Cc: <>
Sent: Sat Feb 21 14:30:57 2009
Subject: Yellow Wagtail at WTP?

Good onya Guys
Any more details on the location?
John Mc

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On 21/02/2009, at 14:07, "Peter Shute" 
<<>> wrote:

Found it twice more and got better photos, we're certain it's a Yellow Wagtail 
now.  Trying to establish subspecies.

Peter Shute

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