Tattler at Embankment Road

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Adam C
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Tattler at Embankment Road

Postby Adam C » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:36 pm

Hi all well Jack and I turned up at the Memorial Hall on Days Road this morning for the big Ellesmere bird count and wondered where all the cars were....

Realisation hit and I checked my phone.... It was yesterday!

Jack was a bit gutted and I have to apologise to the organisers. Hope it went ok and the Embankment road team managed without this tall old git! I was absolutely positive it was Sunday :/ Gutted as was looking forward to meeting some of you!

Anyway Jack and I did a quick check at Embankment anyway and found 2 Curlew Sandpiper. I returned this evening with Greg McKenzie and we stumbled on this bird that had us chin scratching at a distance. As we got closer we started making 'Tattler' noises and sure enough!

Can anyone make a call on grey Tailed or Wandering?

Also 2 Sharp Tails present with 2 Curlew Sandpiper and a Black Tailed Godwit with over 130 Bar-Tails
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Re: Tattler at Embankment Road

Postby Adam C » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:56 pm

Seemed to have a long white eye stripe which is more apparent watching the video just now so I'm leaning towards Grey Tailed?
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Re: Tattler at Embankment Road

Postby RussCannings » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:45 am

You got it Adam, well done! (Not on calendar management but on bird-finding teehee). GT Tat indeed.

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Re: Tattler at Embankment Road

Postby Adam C » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:28 am

Heh heh thanks Russ.

We can be an elusive bunch us birders so more than anything it would have been good to catch up with a few people. Not often Canty birders get a chance to catch up!
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Re: Tattler at Embankment Road

Postby Michael Szabo » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:45 pm

Great find Adam. Grey-tailed - also known as Siberian Tattler in some publications.
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Re: Tattler at Embankment Road

Postby andrewcrossland » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:41 pm

Hi guys, the Grey-tailed Tattler was shown to a group of 20 or so bird counters on a "how to ID & count birds 101" field trip the weekend prior to the Feb 15 Lake Ellesmere census, but it was actually missed on the day - so many thanks to Adam C for finding and reporting it, so its continued presence could be confirmed and added to the count tally.
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