Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

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kelly111
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby kelly111 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:28 pm

hi i got a photo of this today out there.but i do not think it is a Little stint as the bill on it is to short.what do you all think...it was about the some size as the turnstones it was with..
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Davidthomas » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:31 pm

Juvenile banded Dotterel :)
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Adam C
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Adam C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:08 pm

Looking at this shot its interesting this guy is in full breeding kit from when it was first seen earlier in the season.
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby wazzagonewild » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:51 pm

2 curlew sandpipers, 1 pectoral sandpiper, 9 red necked stints and 40+ bar-tailed godwits were the highlights of a brief visit this evening.
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby philbattley » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:06 am

That's a fabulous photo! Love it.
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Adam C
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Adam C » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:12 am

Woa that is epic! Windy?
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby wazzagonewild » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:06 am

Cheers. Yeah, it wasn't great conditions battling the wind. Ellesmere is also drying up, the birds were all at the second pond, which is now just a puddle. Suspect Yarr's will be even more popular soon!
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Brent Stephenson » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:53 pm

Nice conditions today at end of Wolfes Road and Embankment Rd. No sign of the little stint at either, but Hudsonian godwits seen at the ponded area just adjacent to the Wolfes Road carpark. Also present there was a common tern roosting with bar-tailed godwit.
No stints at all seen, around 30 wrybill and 20 banded dotterel.

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