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: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:28:58 +0800

A few people had a look for it this morning. Good news is it was still present. 
However it was very uncooperative. Alan Collins heard it around 6am out in the 
big grassy area in the SE. Nothing more until Bruce Greatwich and I heard it 
and saw it in flight at the south end. We lost it though and couldn't relocate. 
I've had word that it was found fairly easy at the south end not long ago. So 
could be luck

Several people found a second Ruff (this one a Reeve), and there are plenty of 
Pectoral Sandpipers in with the Sharpies


Sent from my iPhone

> On 26 Jan 2014, at 6:27 pm, "John Graff" <> wrote:
> 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 down
> "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:
> Cheers,
> John
> > 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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