Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

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Adam C
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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby Adam C » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:34 pm

Thanks Andrew.
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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby Philip » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:58 pm

Little Stint was still there 10.30 this morning. stands out amongst the red necked stints.
Also 2 curlew sandpipers and the sharp tail still there.
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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby Adam C » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:38 am

Little Stint, 30+ RN Stints, 1 Sharptailed Sand, 2 Curlew Sands and a single Turnstone present this morning. Nice to get a lifer for the season. Thanks all for the info on here!
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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby Adam C » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:48 pm

A 'Hodge-Podge' of crappy old zoomy cam shots from this mornings outing. This chap stands out at the moment thats for sure. Sorry Andrew I could see the flagged RNS but nothing even remotely readable in my shots.
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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby rowey » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:13 pm

Bird still present, at 7:30am this morning in the same general vicinity of recent sightings. Also present of note were 19 RN Stints, 1 Turnstone, 2 Wrybill and 2 Curlew Sandpipers. They were generally associating together, however were quite skittish.
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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby gmckinlay » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:28 pm

Adam,

Could you see visually (or at all in any of the photos) if there was another colour flag above the yellow flag on the red-necked stint?

Generally the small species flagged in Asia don't seem to have any codes marked on the flags, but the colour combination gives the location flagged (e.g. black over yellow = Kamchatka, which I have found several times on red-neck stints here in Palau). Those flags are very small, so can be hard to see, but worth persevering to get the colour combination identified.

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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby Adam C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:04 pm

Glenn yes I got images with yellow on one leg and Silver band on the other and sent these through to AC.

It was apparently all they needed and the response back was...

Hi guys, we’ll that was quick - the Aussie’s have confirmed that red necked stint at kaitorete spit tip is indeed a north-west Australian bird - it’s a long way from home!
Ac
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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby Bev Alexander » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:48 pm

Good work, Adam.
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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:46 am

Hi folks,

Just an update on the whereabouts of the Little Stint. Sav is at the lake currently and reports that the bird is now at Embankment Road, at the first pond along the fence line (the gull colony pond) and showing well.
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Re: Probable little stint Kaitorete spit tip

Postby Davidthomas » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:02 pm

Bird was cracking!

It seems the large flock of stints that had been at the spit tip have moved to Embankment as we saw 32 at embankment and only 6 at the spit tip. However all the usuals were still there. 5 turnstones, two Curlew sands, 25 bartailed Godwits, 1 pectoral sandpiper.

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