Lesser Yellowlegs, Jerseyville NSW

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Subject: Lesser Yellowlegs, Jerseyville NSW
From: Dean Portelli <>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:03:41 +1100
Hi All,

 The re-appearance this year of the Lesser Yellowlegs in Jerseyville near South 
West Rocks on the NSW north coast was announced in September. After visiting 
the site (along Boyter's Lane) on the 9th and 18th of this month with Ken 
Shingleton and seeing the bird, Ken asked if I could make a post on Birding-aus 
to let people know the bird is still present and being seen regularly. Ken 
visits the site on a regular basis and as previously mentioned is happy to 
assist birders with locating the bird.

 Also present on the 9th were three Pectoral Sandpipers (we didn't see any 
today but search thoroughly through the many Sharp-taileds). At one time two of 
these birds were foraging together on the edge of the water with two Latham's 
Snipe, while the Yellowlegs foraged in front of them in the water - an 
extraordinary wader sighting indeed!

An adult female Black-necked Stork was present on the 9th, and two Brolgas were 
present in the paddock along Boyters Lane the same day. Other waders present 
include Marsh Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed 
Sandpiper, and Red-necked Stint. Other birds of note were Buff-banded Rail, 
Australian Spotted Crake and Red-kneed Dotterel.



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