RED-THROATED PIPIT at Lake McLarty (nr Perth)

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Subject: RED-THROATED PIPIT at Lake McLarty (nr Perth)
From: John Graff <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:27:42 +0800
Hi again everyone,

Sorry for the brief message, SE corner was all I had when I posted, and I 
headed straight for the door! Fortunately, a group of us eventually got it 
early this afternoon - it was mostly hanging around in the grass near the 
water's edge in the SE of the lake, but was quite skulky and difficult to see. 

Details for getting there (copied from Leeuwin Current Birding but I wrote the 
post so I think that's OK :D) - I recommend parking along the limestone track 
but may become a little crowded, don't know how many are thinking of heading 
"To reach the 
lake, travel south from Perth along the Kwinana Freeway, which becomes 
the Perth-Bunbury (Forrest) Highway. At Mills Road (roughly an hour from
 Perth City), turn right (west) and travel for approximately 4km, where 
you pass a gate on the right. About 200m further along the road, there 
is a limestone track on the right (marked by a post on either side of 
the entrance). Drive a short distance down this track and park under the
 large tree on the left (GPS 32d 44’ 55.37’’S, 115d 42’ 51.38’’E). From 
here, you can see the lake shore. You can also access the lakes western 
shore by following Mills Rd as it loops around to the north and becomes 
Birch Dr, and parking near a water tank and gate about half-way up the 
lake’s western shore (GPS 32d 42’ 14.52’’S, 115d 42’ 33.15’’E). You can 
also reach this area by following the limestone track through until you 
reach a T-junction with Birch Dr and turning right."

We didn't look too closely at the waders but a few Pectoral Sandpiper as usual, 
good numbers of Marsh Sandpipers and a couple of Blackwits. Bill Betts saw and 
photographed the Ruff this morning though so it is still around

Alan Collins has kindly allowed me to post his photos, see:


> From: 
> Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:42:31 +0800
> To: ; 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] RED-THROATED PIPIT at Lake McLarty (nr Perth)
> Alan Collins found a Red-throated Pipit in the SE corner of Lake McLarty 
> early this morning. Still present at 8.30am
> Apparently looks like a darker Aus Pipit and has traces of red on the throat 
> Cheers
> John
> Sent from my iPhone
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