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Embankment and Jarvis Roads then to Yarr’s Reserve Reported by Steve Wratten

Colin Hill and I went to Embankment and Jarvis Roads then to Yarr’s Reserve I banded Dott at Jarvis

Emb. Rd had

wrybills and stilts and banded dotterels (se overall totals below) and we re-found last week’s black stilt-in very good light this time Bands were definitely : Right (above the foot) green over yellow […]

Terns and stints at Lake Ellesmere Reported by Steve Wratten

Colin Hill and I went from Greenpark Huts in the east to Yarr’s Reserve to the west We found


122 banded dotterel 19 pied stilt 12 royal spoonbill 1 wrybill

Jarvis Road

3 red-necked stint (winter plumage) 6 wrybill 10 banded dotterel

Embankment Road

66 pied stilt 3 wrybill 10 banded dotterel


5 […]

Saterday OSNZ wader count at Lake Ellesmere

1 Gull-billed Tern (almost certainly the bird found by Steve Wratten and Colin Hill) 4 Intermediate Egrets, all in one group 1 Cape Barren Goose

The Cape Barren Goose was near the eastern fence (straight on if you park at the end of Embankment Road) The other Aussies were the other side of the western […]

Embankment to Jarvis Roads Reported by Stephen Wratten

2 Cape Barren Geese (Embankment)-duck shooting starts soon so I am not optimistic)

124 spur-winged plovers 8 mute Swan 53 royal spoonbills 55 banded dotterel 594 stilts 85 wrybills 3 red-necked stints 1 caspian tern

Lake Ellesmere Reported by Stephen Wratten

Colin Hill and I went from Yarr’s reserve to Greenpark and found Yarr’s

219 stilts 19 banded dotterels

Embankment Road

127 banded dotterels 51 stilts

Clarks Road

360 stilts ( 2 hybrids) 245 b dotterels 6 turnstones 2 sharp-t sandpipers 64 wrybill


311 b dotterels 13 wrybills 277 stilts

702 b dotterels in total-95% […]

Lake Ellesmere Reported by Stephen Wratten

Colin Hill and I went from Kaitorete Spit through Greenpark to Jarvis and Embankment Roads


97 wrybill 24 caspian terns 3 black-fronted terns Bar-t godwit 5 Red knot 37 7 turnstones Banded dotterel 200 approx (one had an orange flag above ‘knee’ on right leg Red-necked stint 16 Curlew sandpiper 2 Pec sandpiper 4 […]

Jarvis Rd

47 golden plovers 20 turnstones 6 knot 7 Pectoral sandpiper

200+ Pied Stilt

Jarvis Rd

23 golden plovers 2 red-necked stints 3 turnstones 2 curlew sandpipers 13 knot 27 bar-tailed godwits (one with red flag on right leg) 2 pied oysters 1 wrybills

Lake Ellesmere Repoterd by Stephen Wratten

Colin Hill, Peter Reese and I found

4 pectoral sandpipers 1 sharp-tailed sandpiper 33 golden plovers (Asiatic) 3 red-necked stints 17 turnstones 7 curlew sandpipers 1 knot 92 bar-tailed godwits (no flags seen) 27 pied oysters 11 wrybills 1 hybrid stilt

No partridges in pear tree but we did search…

7 curlew sands there is […]

Yarr’s Reserve to Jarvis Road reported by Steven Wratten,

Colin Hill and eye braved an eye-watering nor’easterly to bird from Yarr’s Reserve to Jarvis Road. We found:

Pied Oystercatcher : 83 in a recently-worked paddock near Embankment Road gate (no Variables O). 7 godwit with them; included in total below

Pied Stilt: 221

Red Knot: 3

Wrybill: 95

Bar-tailed godwit: 97 (one with a […]