Latham’s snipe/Murwillumbah

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Subject: Latham’s snipe/Murwillumbah
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 18:45:25 +1100

As the report Martin refers to shows, P3 arrived back in ACT/southern NSW on 27 September (according to geolocating info), even though not recaptured until several weeks later




From: Birding-Aus <> On Behalf Of Martin Butterfield
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2018 9:54 AM
To: Kirri Hardy <>
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Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Latham’s snipe/Murwillumbah


This is relevant (albeit relating specifically from a site a fair step South of Murwillumbah)!



On Tue, 4 Dec 2018 at 09:31, Kirri Hardy via Birding-Aus <m("","birding-aus");">> wrote:

Hi all
Just thought I’d share my little high that I had this morning

Driving the kids to school and at the end of Tyalgum road just out of Murwillumbah NSW, I see movement in the culvert/drain on my left and the shape of a bird that was unbelievable

Slammed on the breaks and turned around to see a LATHAMS SNIPE (all the way from Japan mind you) crossing the road/walking casually like it owned the place) 😳😳😳
I stopped the car and it flew , then it landed in the short waterlogged grass on the edge of the cow paddock.
 I get out of the car and walk towards it flies again and lands HIDDEN in the long grass of the cow paddock 🙄...I had great views
A friend of mine just told me this morning he saw a few at a swamp just’ve obviously suddenly arrived in the last few days or more I guess and showing up randomly

Just thought I’d share my excitement
Been a while since I saw one and to see one in my backyard almost was awesome
Anyone else seeing them show up in other places???

Kirri 😊

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