Sanderling maybe.

Bird sighting information. Use this forum to report bird sightings (especially rare and unusual birds), census and field count results, and trip reports. Messages posted to this forum will also be sent as a plain text email to the BIRDING-NZ newsgroup.
kelly111
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:42 pm

Sanderling maybe.

Postby kelly111 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:50 am

Hi i was at waikuku beach and got a photo of this bird.is it a sanderling it was with some Wrybills.It was the some size as the wrybills.not small like a red necked stint.
KEL_4029.JPG
bird
KEL_4029.JPG (389.45 KiB) Viewed 155 times
Last edited by kelly111 on Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
RussCannings
Posts: 823
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:23 am

Re: Sanderling maybe.

Postby RussCannings » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:00 am

You got it.

Based on the coloured up tertials most likely the same bird that has overwintered on the Ashley. Hope to catch him in October so keep those reports coming!

Russ
kelly111
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:42 pm

Re: Sanderling maybe.

Postby kelly111 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:04 am

RussCannings wrote:You got it.

Based on the coloured up tertials most likely the same bird that has overwintered on the Ashley. Hope to catch him in October so keep those reports coming!

Russ
so it is a sanderling..first one i have seen if so.
User avatar
RussCannings
Posts: 823
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:23 am

Re: Sanderling maybe.

Postby RussCannings » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:11 am

Yes kelly, this bird has been present for close to a year (or longer?) in that general location, often in association with wrybill. Well done in the new bird. :)
kelly111
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:42 pm

Re: Sanderling maybe.

Postby kelly111 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:20 am

RussCannings wrote:Yes kelly, this bird has been present for close to a year (or longer?) in that general location, often in association with wrybill. Well done in the new bird. :)
cool one more off the list.and a cool little bird also.

Return to “Bird Sightings and Alerts”