Provenance of the ex-Siberian Thrush

To: "'Simon Mustoe'" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Provenance of the ex-Siberian Thrush
From: "Stephen Ambrose" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:52:18 +1000
There seems to be a discrepancy here. Mike Carter reported on Birding-aus on
29 June that the specimen was found on a tug at Esperance:

Subject:  SIBERIAN THRUSH, has this long overdue vagrant finally made it to
From:  "Mike Carter" <> 
Date:  Wed, 29 Jun 2011 18:51:49 +1000 

"From photographs of a bird found dead on the Esperance (WA) tug on 20 June 
2011, we may finally have an Australian record of the long overdue SIBERIAN

It would be useful to know which version of events is right.

Stephen Ambrose
Ryde NSW

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 On Behalf Of Simon Mustoe
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Subject: Provenance of the ex-Siberian Thrush


I didn't speculate on ship assistance, mainly because the bird should be in
Siberia right now. It's not all that likely that it would have made landfall
in Esperance, even if it had been ship-assisted. 

Further, it wasn't found on a ship. The details are sketchy but AQIS
informed me it was picked up on land. 




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