Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

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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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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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Adam C
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby Adam C » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:05 pm

Covered a lot of ground today at Embankment in both directions.

300+ Wrybill
150+ Banded Dotterel
49 bar Tailed Godwit
2x Red Knot
8 Turnstones
9 Red necked Stint
+ the usual suspects

Birds all very scattered evenly across the entire area but Wrybill everywhere! Great to see!

However the highlight was Wolfes Road! Bumped into Greg McKenzie there and we found a bumper crop of migrants.

2x Curlew Sandpiper
2x Pectoral Sandpiper
2x Red Knot
1x Little Tern
15+ Red Necked Stints
1x Hudsonian Godwit
3x Black Tailed Godwits
60+ Bar tailed Godwits
40+ Wrybill
20+Banded Dotterel
+ The usual Suspects

A few crappy pics attached. Think Greg managed a good flight shot of the 3 Black Tails so check facebook birding page soon :)
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Re: Embankment Road: 2019/20 Season

Postby scaber » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:21 am

Here are the three Black-tailed Godwits that Adam mentioned above. They are quite distant so they have been severly cropped and then sharpened to try and bring out some detail ;)

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