Buff-breasted Sandpiper & Yellow/Green-headed Wagtails at Cranbrook, WA

Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper & Yellow/Green-headed Wagtails at Cranbrook, WA
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 15:20:37 +1100
It would appear that these birds have moved on - see below. However, have had a second-hand report of a Green-headed taivana type Wagtail at Broome.

From: Pickering Family
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 2:30 PM

Hi Mike,

A group of 5 of us met in Cranbrook WA on Sunday morning to try to find the wagtails and buff-breasted sandpiper. Unfortunately after about 7 hours searching the area we could find none of these birds. We looked at the area near Bobs lake on Hamilla Rd where Steve Elson had last seen the wagtails and while the paddock near the road was covered with pipits, silvereyes, chats, wood swallows, martins etc we could not find any wagtails. Other paddocks nearby were pretty well bird free. We scoped over Tom South Lake and could not find any birds. We had permission to go onto the site where they were originally found and while this still had water and plenty of birds there were no wagtails or sandpipers. I checked the sewerage ponds and town ovals also but had no luck.

David Secomb who lives in Katanning is keen to have a look around when he returns there this week. Otherwise we will have to hope they pass through Perth on their way back north and someone spots them.


Robyn Pickering

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136


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