Red-capped Dotterel reported from Miranda

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Red-capped Dotterel reported from Miranda

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:59 pm

Several observers have reported a Red-capped Dotterel at Miranda, seen well on 9 jan with other small waders 25m in front of the original hide at the shell banks (wrybill hide). So just a heads up for folks to keep a look out for it and get photos if you can.
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Re: Red-capped Dotterel reported from Miranda

Postby Oscar Thomas » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:01 pm

Although several groups have searched, it has not been seen since this day.
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Re: Red-capped Dotterel reported from Miranda

Postby Tim Barnard » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:38 pm

Why has it taken so long to be reported?
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Re: Red-capped Dotterel reported from Miranda

Postby Grahame » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:17 am

The bird was seen, briefly, on 9th January by four observers, but due to misleading information about weight, size and colour, in available literature at the time, was incorrectly identified as an (very unlikely) Kentish. The correct identification was only realised that evening as Red-capped Dotterel after research in several books and the net. The bird was searched for by all four people over the following six days, but never seen again, hence no news put out nationally. I believe a UBR has been submitted.
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Re: Red-capped Dotterel reported from Miranda

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:26 pm

Apparently the UBR has been accepted, so a red-capped plover was now officially at Miranda in January. This is the first in NZ since 1981, and since 1968 at Miranda.
Thanks to Paul G for passing this on.

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