Wednesday, 2 September 2009

and Representing the Dotterels

The Wader count at Ferry Bridge was little different to yesterday, except Sanderling numbers had increased to 4 and there was a single Curlew (and a Wheatear). Tout to the PBO was, for me, totally devoid of passerine migrants, but there was some good news at the Obs. Shearwaters in the form of Balearic and Sooty were passing through in decent numbers, in fact the best count this season, I was told. There were also a couple of Bonxie adding a little more variety, but my target was Sooty bringing the 'year list' up to 244.

Red-kneed Dotterel - Shady Camp, Mary River, Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia

Banded Dotterel - Kiakora, South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand Dotterel - Tauranga, South Island, New Zealand

Rufous-chested Dotterel - Gypsy's Cove, East Falkland Island

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