Pectoral Sandpiper and Wrybill movement Hawkes Bay

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Pectoral Sandpiper and Wrybill movement Hawkes Bay

Postby sav » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:55 am

Hi all,

I've just had a message from Adam Clarke to say that he had 2 Sharp-tailed, and one Pectoral, Sandpiper at Southern Marsh, Napier this morning. Not earth-shattering news perhaps, but with numbers of both these species trending downwards I think it might be smart to document as many as possible.

He also found 8 Wrybill on the scrapes at Westshore Lagoon. I am pretty sure that they must be newly arrived or in transit - but from and to where? Is it too late for birds to be heading South to breed? Is it too early for failed breeders to be returning North?

At the Manawtu Estuary over the years the month of November was always (in my mind at least) associated with the lowest numbers of Wrybill. Any thoughts??

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Re: Pectoral Sandpiper and Wrybill movement Hawkes Bay

Postby Wandoona » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:06 pm

One pectoral sandpiper sighted at Westshore scrapes yesterday.

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