Pitt Town Shorebird ID

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Subject: Pitt Town Shorebird ID
From: Joshua Bergmark <>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 18:56:28 +1100
Hello birding-ausJust to clarify, the possible Ruff I reported from Pitt Town 
Lagoon on Sunday was definitely not a Wood Sandpiper due to the black band 
running down the centre of the birds white rump, so the bird's identity is 
still at large! I would love to get out this weekend and try to find it again, 
but I have prior commitments. If anyone is in the area and thinks they're up 
for looking for it, the directions are as follows:1: The lagoon is very full at 
the moment, so you will have to wade through the water, though only up to just 
above your ankles.2: At the gate, turn left and follow the fence-line all the 
way until you reach the end of the reeds (33°35'21.17"S 150°51'29.18"E)3: At 
this point, the water goes past the fence and into private property and the 
water is too deep to continue wading out unless you wan to get really wet4: The 
bird in question was at the shoreline on the other side of the fence about 25 
metres away.Also present were 6 recently returned Pink-eared Ducks, a Spotless 
Crake calling, and I see that Keith had both Little and Australasian Bittern 
there yesterday.RegardsJoshua Bergmark


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