Hudsonion Godwit and a special bonus

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rawshorty
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Hudsonion Godwit and a special bonus

Went down the coast today and got a lousy long distant shot but a tick on the Godwit.

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But got a real bonus by taking pics of a Shelduck that turned out to be a Paradise Shelduck :)

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Reflex
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Wow that's an unusual find in Australia. I had to google it, as I'd never heard of that name. From what I can see they are normally a New Zealand based bird and has a conservation status of "Threatened".   Might be worth recording that sighting?

Congrats on the Hudsonian Godwit. Hard birds to identify. It looks like there are two birds in photograph #1? "Distinctly pale face and eyebrow".

 What's your bird count now?

Samford Valley Qld.

zosterops
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wait has the Paradise shelduck even been recorded on australian mainland before???

report to eremaea asap 

wiki states vagrant to lord howe is. 

rawshorty
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Reflex wrote:

Wow that's an unusual find in Australia. I had to google it, as I'd never heard of that name. From what I can see they are normally a New Zealand based bird and has a conservation status of "Threatened".   Might be worth recording that sighting?

Congrats on the Hudsonian Godwit. Hard birds to identify. It looks like there are two birds in photograph #1? "Distinctly pale face and eyebrow".

 What's your bird count now?

Thanks Reflex,

Have to update my list still but it looks like 323. But still have pics to go through.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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rawshorty
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zosterops wrote:

wait has the Paradise shelduck even been recorded on australian mainland before???

report to eremaea asap 

wiki states vagrant to lord howe is. 

It was due to a report on Facebook (Twitchers of Australia )that drew my attention that i got this.

Eremaea don't accept my reports.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Reflex
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zosterops wrote:

wait has the Paradise shelduck even been recorded on australian mainland before???

report to eremaea asap 

wiki states vagrant to lord howe is. 

 It has been recorded here in Australia before but is still a rare sighting.

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:6ed6482a-3fd3-4703-a0a6-ece3ca651583

Samford Valley Qld.

Reflex
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rawshorty wrote:
zosterops wrote:

wait has the Paradise shelduck even been recorded on australian mainland before???

report to eremaea asap 

wiki states vagrant to lord howe is. 

It was due to a report on Facebook (Twitchers of Australia )that drew my attention that i got this.

Eremaea don't accept my reports.

 Surely that's an easy fix and only a case of you registering yourself on Eremaea?

Samford Valley Qld.

HelloBirdy
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Reflex wrote:
rawshorty wrote:
zosterops wrote:

wait has the Paradise shelduck even been recorded on australian mainland before???

report to eremaea asap 

wiki states vagrant to lord howe is. 

It was due to a report on Facebook (Twitchers of Australia )that drew my attention that i got this.

Eremaea don't accept my reports.

 Surely that's an easy fix and only a case of you registering yourself on Eremaea?

Eremaea ebird or birdlines?

Ryu
Canberra
Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

HelloBirdy
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Btw, congrats on 2 very special birds! Hopefully, the Lewin's Rail will be next in line :)

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

rawshorty
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Reflex wrote:

 Surely that's an easy fix and only a case of you registering yourself on Eremaea?

You would think so wouldn't you.

It's a long story but this is not the place to get into it.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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rawshorty
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HelloBirdy wrote:

Btw, congrats on 2 very special birds! Hopefully, the Lewin's Rail will be next in line :)

Thanks Ryu,

I hope your right :)

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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zosterops
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Reflex wrote:
zosterops wrote:

wait has the Paradise shelduck even been recorded on australian mainland before???

report to eremaea asap 

wiki states vagrant to lord howe is. 

 It has been recorded here in Australia before but is still a rare sighting.

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:6ed6482a-3fd3-4703-a0a6-ece3ca651583

and if you go investigate those records they are either lack detail or specify escapee. 

rawshorty
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zosterops wrote:

and if you go investigate those records they are either lack detail or specify escapee. 

And yet they will not take my record ( boys club )

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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zosterops
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well it's on eremaea now... 

Reflex
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zosterops wrote:

well it's on eremaea now... 

 Certainly is...  http://eremaea.com/BirdlineRecentSightings.aspx?Birdline=2

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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zosterops wrote:

well it's on eremaea now... 

Yep but not my report.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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WhistlingDuck

Great finds .... well done!

Woko
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It's amazing what you find when you poke around in unlikely, or even likely, places. Brilliantly done, Shorty!

pacman
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congrats on the 2 new ticks

Peter

rawshorty
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Thanks WD and Woko.

Thanks Peter but it is more than 2 :) 

After going though my pics and noticing i had a couple on my list i had not ticked off but have pics, my count is now 329

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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TheBirdLover
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Congratulations, Shorty! Wow, 329 differents species is a lot. How many years have you been birding for now? 

M.M.

rawshorty
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Thanks MM, 3 years. I photographed over 200 in my first year so it has slowed down a bit now.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Mariya.waters
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Dear Reflex,  I am an absolute bird nut and often create quilts using birds in them.  I have been trying to contact you for a while to say haow much I admire your photography.  At 3.30am one morning I actually joined Birds in my Backyard hoping to contact you via the public forum.  I often make quilts to raise funds for charities and was looking at the portrait compositition of your eclectus parrot on google and have created my own version of a head shot using my photo.  But I do like to give where I get my inspiration from and so if you like to send me some details to send off with the entry form you and Birds in Backyards will get attribution. If it is accepted into the show then it will travel Australia for a while and then I was hoping to maybe raffle it for Birds in Backyards or another nominated charity if you wish to help select one.  Regards M

Reflex
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Mariya, I'm confused. No idea why you have posted a message to me on here. None of these are my photographs. Suggest you PM me rather than post on here.

Regards.

Samford Valley Qld.

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