Sanderling at Blue Rocks

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Subject: Sanderling at Blue Rocks
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:32:05 +1000
Hi all

Late this afternoon I popped down to Blue Rocks (the local name for the
13th Beach end of Black Rocks, between Barwon Heads and Breamlea).
It was about an hour after high tide, and a group of about 60 Red-necked
Stints was feeding very actively along the shore. The group contained 2 or
3 Curlew Sandpiper, and a single Sanderling.

The colouring suggested a moulting juvenile, with some of the dark
checquering on the back, as well as some dark smudging around the bend of
the wing, but it's rather late for moult - usually done by April around
here? Any thoughts? I don't think my photos will be any good - to far away
and too little light.

Russell Woodford
Ocean Grove Vic
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