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June 2017
Sun 25highlightLittle Stint, South Island Pied Oystercatcher
Stockyard Point, Victoria
A breeding plumage Little Stint found roosting amongst large flock of Red-necked Stints, Curlew Sandpipers, etc. at high tide. Bright orange bird with white throat and diagnostic white 'tram-tracks' visible on back. Also got the well documented SIPO, Terek Sandpiper and good variety of overwintering waders.
Scott Baker, Kevin Bartram, Paul Peake and others. 25/6 #231222
Sun 18megamegaSouth Island Pied Oystercatcher
Stockyard Point, Victoria
The Oystercatcher banded in Vic and later identified as a SIPO when seen in NSW is back at Stockyard Point, Westernport. Has orange flag on right leg 1N. Longer bill, shorter legs and white rump extending as a V up the back all seen well. Was at the point early and later feeding up the coast to the north of the car park
Simon Starr 18/6 #231173
Thu 1highlightNorthern Shoveler
Kingston Commons, Norfolk Island
I found a male Northern Shoveler in the wetland at Kingston on Norfolk Island this afternoon. Will prepare a BARC report.
Ashwin Rudder 1/6 #231053
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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