Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

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Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby wazzagonewild » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:01 pm

I thought I'd start a new thread for this well-known location for this wader season so that all updates from here can be in one place.

I visited this morning. It was a bit cold, but the sun was shining, and most importantly, there were lots of birds.

Highlights along with all the usual species were:
1 marsh sandpiper (with stilts, continuing from the weekend)
1 pectoral sandpiper (with wrybill)
2 red-necked stints
42 bar-tailed godwits (most likely overwintering as no signs of recent arrival from migration)
50 wrybill
12 banded dotterel
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby andrewcrossland » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:02 pm

The Marsh Sandpiper was amongst Pied Stilts at the head of Greenpark Lagoon, about 300m east of Jarvis Road at dusk this evening.
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Davidthomas » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:47 pm

The marsh sandpiper was still present this morning. At the Clarke’s road eBird hotspot. There was a single moulting sharptailed sandpiper near the fenceline at embankment road along with two red necked stints and assorted other Birds.
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Davidthomas » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:15 am

Mike Ashbee reported a non breeding little Tern this morning at embankment road. Flew across the wet area right by the Fenceline. Will add more info if I receive it.
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby mikullashbee » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:21 pm

Here is an image of the Little Tern seen this AM at Enbankment rd. Headed toward Wolfes rd but as you know could be anywhere at this point. Worth a look for sure as you never know what else you may turn up.
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Adam C » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:50 pm

Dam that's a big one on my hit list! Same one reported by Andrew a month or so back probably. Might stick around for a bit but bet it moves about the lake Forsyth, Ellesmete catchment a bit. Going to need some frequent visits and a dose of luck! Great shot Mike.
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Adam C » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:31 pm

Hi all. Good views of Kieran Rowe's Marsh Sandpiper at Embankment Road this morning with Jack in tow. Also present were 2 Sharp Tailed Sandpiper and a lone Stint. No sign of the Little tern but know that one is going to be a case of persistence over the season and a dose of luck!. 60+ BT Godwit in 2 seperate pods of around 30 each.

Marshie was distant so tricky to photograph but a hodgepodge of some fuzzy pics attached for the record. One more new tick for Jack!
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Wiedehopf » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:54 pm

The lone Marsh Sandpiper was present at Embankment Rd this morning around 11, feeding with some Pied Stilts. It was quite distant, so couldn't get a good photo.
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