Buff Breasted Sandpiper, Ashley Estuary Canterbury

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kelly111
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Buff Breasted Sandpiper, Ashley Estuary Canterbury

Postby kelly111 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:44 pm

Hi all i got some photos of this bird tonight my son spotted it.i am not to sure what it is.what do you all think.it was bigger then a dotterel.and had yellow legs..it looks like a buff breasted sandpiper as I was looking in some books.
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Davidthomas
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Re: Seen this at Ashley Estuary,

Postby Davidthomas » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:09 pm

That’s gotta be a buff breasted sandpiper right?!
kelly111
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Re: Seen this at Ashley Estuary,

Postby kelly111 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:33 pm

Davidthomas wrote:That’s gotta be a buff breasted sandpiper right?!
I do not know but it's a first for me. So one more to go on my list of birds I have got but just got to know what it is. Lol
wazzagonewild
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Re: Seen this at Ashley Estuary,

Postby wazzagonewild » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:34 pm

Wow this looks rather exciting. Kelly, was this seen a little further into the estuary from where the little egret has been found (just guessing based off the habitat in the pictures)?
Davidthomas
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Re: Seen this at Ashley Estuary,

Postby Davidthomas » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:35 pm

kelly111 wrote:
Davidthomas wrote:That’s gotta be a buff breasted sandpiper right?!
I do not know but it's a first for me. So one more to go on my list of birds I have got but just got to know what it is. Lol

I don’t imagine it would have been seen by you before, I haven’t seen it ever and this is only the second EVER record for New Zealand
kelly111
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Re: Seen this at Ashley Estuary,

Postby kelly111 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:44 pm

Davidthomas wrote:
kelly111 wrote:
Davidthomas wrote:That’s gotta be a buff breasted sandpiper right?!
I do not know but it's a first for me. So one more to go on my list of birds I have got but just got to know what it is. Lol

I don’t imagine it would have been seen by you before, I haven’t seen it ever and this is only the second EVER record for New Zealand
well thats cool i think we seen two of them out there.what a good one to see..i will go back tomorr..
Steve Wood
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Re: Buff Breasted Sandpiper, Ashley Estuary Canterbury

Postby Steve Wood » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:44 pm

Looks like a BB sandpiper for sure.Good find.
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Re: Buff Breasted Sandpiper, Ashley Estuary Canterbury

Postby andrewcrossland » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:19 pm

Hi Kelly, below is a map of the Ashley Estuary - I wonder if you give some details for folks of the spot where you saw this bird, or even copy it and mark on it the spot? That would narrow down searching for a small needle in a big haystack?

many thanks!!

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kelly111
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Re: Buff Breasted Sandpiper, Ashley Estuary Canterbury

Postby kelly111 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:58 pm

andrewcrossland wrote:Hi Kelly, below is a map of the Ashley Estuary - I wonder if you give some details for folks of the spot where you saw this bird, or even copy it and mark on it the spot? That would narrow down searching for a small needle in a big haystack?

many thanks!!

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hi yes I will put up a map.i am going to go out tomorrow night and have a good look. As it was late when I got the photos.
kelly111
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Re: Seen this at Ashley Estuary,

Postby kelly111 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:59 pm

wazzagonewild wrote:Wow this looks rather exciting. Kelly, was this seen a little further into the estuary from where the little egret has been found (just guessing based off the habitat in the pictures)?
hi I will put a map up. Thanks

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