Robe SA bird beauties

To: David Clark <>, Kirri Neways <>
Subject: Robe SA bird beauties
From: Maris Lauva <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 11:04:42 +0000
I'm keeping a portfolio of trip reports just in case I happen to wander past on 
a future trip

From: Birding-Aus <> on behalf of David 
Clark <>
Sent: Sunday, 17 January 2016 5:19 PM
To: Kirri Neways
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Robe SA bird beauties

Keep the reports coming Kirri!

Those of us who are stuck at home may be envious but others may be planning
trips and will be able to make use of your scouting.



On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 7:19 PM, Kirri Neways <> wrote:

> Hi there
> I'm not sure how often you can post in one week on this forum but...I'm
> travelling Australia at the moment and so, I'm passing through lots of
> great birding areas..
> I'm in Robe SA currently and have found a little birding paradise, oasis
> area. People may already know about it but...I'm sitting at an area that is
> teaming with life...yesterday and today....If you would like to know the
> location, live in Robe/nearby or passing through...I'm happy to help out..:
> So far in 1/2 hr I've seen:
> 5 Lathams Snipe (very close to me)/2 days in a row/vocal at times, even
> fighting
> Little Egret
> Caspian tern
> Sharp-tailed Sandpipers
> Common Greenshank (or Marsh Sandpiper...far away and can't quite tell
> without a scope) seems whiter than usual on undersides and taller than
> Greenshank
> Red-kneed Dotterels (lots)
> Common Sandpiper
> Red necked Stint
> A crake (far away in the shadow and couldn't see which one it was
> Black-fronted Dotterel
> Australasian Shoveler
> Grey Teal
> Dusky Moorhen
> Red capped plover
> Australian Pelican
> Silver gull
> Chestnut teals
> Masked Lapwing
> Pacific black duck
> Eurasian coot
> Australian white ibis
> (There is probably more Waders I can't decipher in non breeding plumage
> but, without a Spotting scope, I'm not too good
> At Robe Treatment plant, you can drive on a dirt road that runs along side
> the pond and I saw through the fence with bino's:
> Blue-billed duck (male) /on far bank
> Pink-eared ducks (too many to count)
> Hoary-headed grebes
> Musk ducks
> Chestnut teal
> Grey teal
> Hope this helps someone
> The Lathams Snipe were a Lifer for me. To see so many, and observe
> different behaviour was incredibly exciting..
> Kirri 😀
> Sent from my iPhone
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