Golden Plover at Shoalhaven Heads nr Nowra NSW

To: "M & P Potter" <>, <>
Subject: Golden Plover at Shoalhaven Heads nr Nowra NSW
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:06:40 +1000
As to the species, because of its rear end structure and leg length, it is a Pacific Golden Plover. I would have thought the spotting indicates a juvenile but the spots seem to be more white than yellow and in any case it is far too early for a juvenile to be here. Having discussed it with Danny Rogers we think it is a first year bird and one that is likely to have overwintered in Australia. They do so more commonly in northern Australia than in the south.

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

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