Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

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Davidthomas
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby Davidthomas » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:30 pm

Bird was present still this evening when I visited with Scott Brooks and his son Zef. Along with the sanderling, and three turnstones.
kelly111
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby kelly111 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:40 pm

Davidthomas wrote:The little guy was there again tonight when me and Adam both happened to visit. Was hanging out on the exposed shingle and mud between the little ashley creek and the main river. Sanderling was also present.

The bird was there today with the Sanderling.got some photos..cool little bird..
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kelly111
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby kelly111 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:45 pm

and some more photos
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RandF
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby RandF » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:40 am

Great photos Kelly!
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kelly111
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby kelly111 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:22 pm

RandF wrote:Great photos Kelly!

Thank you.i do love doing it.its a great hobby this birding thing..
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby FraserGurney » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:06 pm

The Large Sand Dotterel was back at the Ashley Estuary this afternoon, first reported this season by Bev Alexander a couple of days ago.
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Adam C
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby Adam C » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:46 pm

Bird there today. Smashing down crabs
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RandF
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby RandF » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:00 am

Great photos!
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby Wiedehopf » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:08 pm

The bird was still present this morning around high tide on the sandspit.
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Paul Gibson
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Re: Probable Large Sand Dotterel at Ashley Estuary, Canterbury

Postby Paul Gibson » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:30 pm

Has this bird been seen in the last month? We are passing tomorrow afternoon and wonder if a stop would be worthwhile. Thanks

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