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July 2018
Mon 2highlightHudsonian Godwit, Banded Stilt, Red-kneed Dotterel, Red-rumped Parrot
Lake Wollumboola, New South Wales
I confirmed the bird reported as a possible by Vincent Mourik from the 01.07.2018. It was present with and fed with the Banded Stilt. Red-rumped Parrots also appear to be present (heard 1-2 birds). Though I am not sure of their provenance- the species is rare on the SE coast of NSW. A very disheveled Red-kneed Dotterel was also present. Shorebird and tern list: 100+ Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Hudsonian Godwit 140 Red-necked Avocet 1 Banded Stilt 50 White-headed Stilt 12 Pied Oystercatchers 12 Masked Lapwing 1 Red-kneed Dotterel 5 Black-fronted Dotterel 8 Red-capped Plover 50 Caspian Tern 30 Crested Tern 6+ Australian Gull-billed Tern Other birds of note Red-rumped Parrot Little Eagle Black-shouldered Kite 2 Australian Hobbies Numerous Whistling Kites Beautiful Firetail (calls) Plus the usual suspects in terms of ducks and cormorants (No black swans though). Lake conditions are fantastic for shorebirds atm and- if maintained into the spring and summer period- should attract sizable aggregations. As for the Hudwit, given that it is overwintering and assuming that conditions hold, it should be present for the next 10 or so moths...
Demetrios Bertzeletos, Daniel Hickley 2/7 #234762
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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